A newly-formed chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby in Ann Arbor is holding an event on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at the Ecology Center titled “Climate Change: Learn How YOU Can Make A Difference!” The speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Del Buono, MD, a Climate Reality Presenter and Citizens’ Climate Lobby Volunteer and she will discuss global warming and why it is urgent that we take action to address this problem.
From their Facebook event page:
Dr. Buono will explain the solution proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby and favored by economists as the most efficient way to transition away from fossil fuels: placing a price on greenhouse gas emissions, and she will teach us how we can become citizen advocates to ensure that this solution is enacted. Come learn how YOU can make a difference and make sure the world is livable for future generations.
For more info, contact [email protected]
According to local organizer Virginia Rogers, Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, grassroots organization working on climate change. Their mission is to “Create the political will for a livable world” and their focus is on building support for a federal level revenue-neutral carbon tax. The CCL proposal is that fossil fuels would be taxed upstream – at the well, mine, port of entry, etc. – based on the amount of CO2 emitted. The tax would start at $15/ton of CO2 and increase by $10/ton each year. Under the CCL plan, 100% of the revenue would be rebated directly to Americans on a per capita basis, and thus the majority of people would either break even or receive more in their dividend than they would spend due to increased energy prices.
If you’re interested in learning more about this innovative approach to lessening our carbon footprint, the event starts at 7:00 and will be held at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor (339 E Liberty, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.)