After posing the question, "what do we know about climate change?," today's speaker, Stephen Bogaerts reviewed some key facts:
  • We burn tons of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas)
  • The COreleased enhances the natural greenhouse effect, which is causing climate temperatures to increase at the fastest rate in history.
  • Left unchecked, this will carry potentially catastrophic impacts for future generations.
Mr. Bogaerts is a volunteer with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), an international grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy.  He explained that CCL is 1) an international organization with chapters in 13 countries, 2) non-partisan, 3) a not-for-profit organization, and finally solution focused.  
 
 
 
CCL's solution is a Carbon Fee and Dividend Program, the basics of  which are shown in the diagram below.
 
For more details about CCL's proposed solution and what you can do to get involved, visit their website www.citizensclimatelobby.org