Carrie Newcomer, a talented singer songwriter and fellow Citizen Climate Lobbyist, played at CCL’s National Conference in Washington, DC in June. Here’s one of the songs she played. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It uplifts me when I need it the most.
While this is officially a memo to America, I’d say the rest of us should pay attention, too. Especially here in Canada where our current federal government has officially tied our national climate policy to that of the United States. Until, of course, President Obama started taking actions to reduce CO2 pollution. Since then, Stephen Harper’s government has stopped talking about being in lock step with America.
What’s the beef? – Climate Change Version
Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, actor, and tree planter. And, judging from some info he shares in this video, he’s also Canadian MP Joyce Murray’s son. As part of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, I’ve lobbied Ms Murray for a price on carbon. Her climate change knowledge is impressive, and as a provincial politician she helped introduce British Columbia’s carbon tax. Nice to see her son is also doing his part to act on climate. His “Rap Guide To Climate Chaos” is currently on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you are in that part of the world and have a chance to see it, please share your thoughts!