Climate Talk at Mt Pleasant Branch DC library tonight

This evening (Thursday, April 2) at 7 PM, NASA Scientist Walt Meier will give a talk on climate change at the Mount Pleasant Public Library in DC.  Dr. Meier will talk about the work NASA is doing in the polar regions and what their observations say about climate change.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP at the following site

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K4hTe2ZrAsU4EMo0K3QwPD1fjfCOWIDbzTvYfB3fDx4/viewform

The above site has walking directions from Columbia Heights Metro Station.  (Mount Pleasant Library is about 0.4 miles from the station.)  The address of the library is

Mount Pleasant Library

3160 16th St NW

Washington, DC 20010

The talk is organized by the DC Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). After the talk, they’ll describe the work of CCL on lobbying for a revenue-neutral carbon tax in Congress.  (I volunteer with CCL as part of the Silver Spring MD Chapter.)  For information on CCL, you can contact me or visit the CCL site www.citizensclimatelobby.org.

In particular, last year CCL commissioned REMI (Regional Economic Models Inc.) to do an economic impact study of its Carbon Fee & Dividend proposal (a revenue-neutral carbon tax where all the revenues go back to households).  They found that the proposal would cut carbon emissions significantly (by 33% in 10 years and 52% in 20 years compared to 1990 levels) and at the same time would be beneficial to the economy and for public health: It would create a net 2.1 million jobs in 10 years and 2.8 million jobs in 20 years, add a net $1.375 trillion to GDP over 20 years, and save an average of 11,000 lives a year due to reduced pollution.

More details about the REMI study (including links to download a 4-page summary and the full 121-page report) are at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/remi-report

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