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February 2020

Monthly Meeting Feb. 18      Please join us for the monthly meeting of the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the end of Waupelani Drive in State College.   The speaker on this month’s call is Bob Inglis, founder of RepublicEN, whom some of us heard when he was in State College last year.     We will share what we have been doing in the last month to advance climate action, plan… Read More »February 2020

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Here is video of a presentation made by Dr. Arthur T. Motta, professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State University, on November 3, 2019 at Schlow Library in State College. Dr. Motta’s talk was part of a public session sponsored by the State College Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby on “The Future of Nuclear Energy.” Thanks go to State College Area School District students Nico Cárdenas-Miller and Nicholas Cole for creating this video. 

Stories From Our Friends Around the US

Our friends retired near the shore of Lake Michigan about 10 years ago built a lovely home. Luckily–it turns out–they couldn’t afford lake frontage. My wife and I and I visited 4 years ago, and a highlight was our walk along the stunning beach at the base of lakeside bluffs. Just a few years later, they write: “Our biggest environmental concern right now besides big oil (fracking in particular), Australia (our future?) and climate change is the lake. It is at historic highs. Erosion of… Read More »Stories From Our Friends Around the US

Op-Ed: Recall pragmatism of the New Deal

BY MARK E. NEELY, JR. The “Green New Deal” was introduced in Congress as House Resolution 109 (Feb. 7, 2019), and already enough time has elapsed for the writing, printing, publication and distribution of whole books referencing the subject — for example, Naomi Klein’s “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” That is a sign of the rapid and enthusiastic embrace of the idea by many Americans, but what exactly is or was the original New Deal? I have observed what I… Read More »Op-Ed: Recall pragmatism of the New Deal

January 2020

Monthly meeting The State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet on Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the end of Waupelani Drive in State College.  Please come to learn about our legislative proposal and the progress that is being made on persuading people to act on climate change.  Join other enthusiastic members to plan activities and local campaigns to spread the word.  We welcome your ideas and your contributions to this effort. Calling Congress If we want our members of… Read More »January 2020

A case for supporting a Carbon Fee and Dividend policy

by Joseph Haloua** I woke up at night from a nightmare of a dystopian future where the planet was engulfed in flames and desolation. A planet where few remnants of a formerly glorious specie were recording the last events humans would ever witness. As if writing the last paragraph of a history book no one would ever read.  I went to the kitchen for a glass of cold water. As I drank I comforted myself in recognizing that I had an apocalyptic vision, a common… Read More »A case for supporting a Carbon Fee and Dividend policy

New Year’s Resolutions 2020

Happy New Year!! The most important New Year’s Resolution that you can make is to vow to act on climate.  If you have been putting it off because you did not know what you could do, this email will give you five options, some easy, some more time consuming.  Remember that you are not being asked to solve this problem alone.  It is by working together that we can bring about solutions.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby is an organization with volunteers organized into 560 chapters throughout the world… Read More »New Year’s Resolutions 2020

Letter: Expert opinions matter

Letter to the Editor by Dan Alters Two of our children live many miles from where they were raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, relocating when they found work they enjoyed or a person they wanted to share their life. Like many of their generation, they may well move again. It seems this is what humans have done for millennia — moving to make some sort of improvement to their life. Unfortunately, many people worldwide have been on the move a lot lately due to war, poverty,… Read More »Letter: Expert opinions matter

Letter: Bill would help decrease greenhouse gas emissions

Letter to the editor by Ed Cullen A recent CDT opinion piece reported that over a dozen major oil, manufacturing and energy companies have promised to lobby Congress for a carbon tax on fossil fuels. An important component of their position is that federal legislation would be preferable to a patchwork of local laws that would make compliance more difficult and expensive. Researchers from Columbia University and the Rhodium Group recently published a study of the economic and climate effects of the Energy Innovation and… Read More »Letter: Bill would help decrease greenhouse gas emissions

December 2019

The State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 17, at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County at the end of Waupelani Drive in State College.  Please join us as we learn about energy policy, celebrate what we have accomplished in the last month, and plan for future events.  We will discuss the stimulating presentation by Prof. Andrew Hoffman that was featured on last month’s international conference call.  You can access recordings of previous calls here. Report… Read More »December 2019