Life is sometimes hard. This is in memory of my mother, Leona, who passed on last week. Mom, it turns out, there’s only love.
“We are fire and sometimes we are light
We are passions that sometimes are right
And we are brick, we are mortar, we are ashes tomorrow -
that is to say, there is only love,
that is to say, there is only love.”
There’s one simple step that will start to turn around around the climate crisis. Price carbon, get industry to pay the cost of their own pollution, and return the money collected to citizens. It can be done – British Columbia has introduced a carbon tax that includes a 15% reduction in the finance minister’s pay if all the money isn’t returned to citizens. And in the five year since the price on carbon was introduced B.C.’s economy has grown more than the rest of Canada and their emissions have decreased.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is laser-focused on creating the political will for a livable climate, and to empower its volunteers to have breakthroughs in claiming their personal and political power.
“Most impressive is the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”
Dr. James Hansen, climate scientist, grandfather, and retired head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies
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Tom Steyer is founder and president of NextGen Climate, an organization that acts politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. He recently responded to a New York Times article that detailed how he made his fortune as a hedge fund manager with portfolios in the fossil fuel industry. The article claimed his recent conversion to climate activist was hypocritical.
The article that ran, which detailed fossil-fuel investments that my former firm made when I was leading it, suggested that those investments were inconsistent with my current advocacy for more progressive energy policies. As I offered to say then, I will say now: I left the firm and committed myself to addressing global climate change because—based on the scientific evidence—I could not reconcile my personal values with managing a fund that by mandate is invested in all sectors of the global economy, including fossil fuels. Read full article: Tom Steyer: How Climate Change Changed Me