The NH Network
Climate Working Group
Are you concerned about climate change? Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to collaborate with like-minded groups and individuals.
Purpose: To help groups, leaders, and citizens across New Hampshire share information and actions aimed at addressing climate and energy issues at the town, state, and federal levels.
Next Meeting: September 6, 2023
Our next monthly Climate Working Group meeting is Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm:
Agenda for September 6, 2023
Agenda for August 2, 2023
1. NHPR is asking what listeners want to hear candidates talk about. We can each let NHPR know we want to hear candidates' positions on climate change and Carbon Cash-Back! Tell NHPR you want this here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoSGnepE958a9NqBVOEwHvVRcTlZAXBeeCVu96Y7ATzL4LPQ/viewform?pli=1.
2. Help get our local media more involved in informing the state about climate solutions: CCL's media expert offers some suggestions and actions to take: https://community.citizensclimate.org/discuss/viewtopic/2792/31110
3. Engaging in 2024 campaign town halls and house parties: raising fossil fuel pollution-caused global heating to a top-level issue - Engaging Candidates in Climate.
4. Send a quick email to Congress via cclusa.org/prove about the PROVE IT Act - a no-brainer, bipartisan bill everyone loves!
5. We'll explore how we can use AI (ChatGPT) to help write LTEs, op-eds, and even plan presentations (openai.com).
I hope to see you there,
Agenda for July 5, 2023
Discuss potential legislation to propose for the fall.
Agenda for June 7, 2023
Please also see below for an action for everyone to take whether you can attend the meeting or not. We'll start off our meeting with a discussion about the big climate picture:
From Chat in the November 2, 2022 Climate Working Group Meeting
NH Network Climate Working Group interest form: https://forms.gle/reaNRxP4cdK7gZZq8
Nat Geo’s Years of Living Dangerously "Safe Passage" episode (on Citizens’ Climate Lobby): https://youtu.be/bW-TDUZOTRo
From John Gage: Topics to discuss with our legislators
1. Do you accept the scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is an urgent threat?
2. Do you accept the expert consensus of climate scientists and economists that effective government action to reduce climate pollution much faster than the current rate is critical for the safety of our economy, health, and life on Earth?
3. Are you committed to work with members of both parties and Independents on legislative solutions to address the issue?
4. Did you know the most well-supported solution by economists from across the political spectrum - a border-adjusted, cash-back carbon fee on fossil fuel production - is the most cost-effective and equitable policy approach?
Carbon Cash-Back Resources: http://bit.ly/ccb-resources
From Phil Browne to Everyone: Blend as many of the organizations that are involved in issues related to human and biosphere survival as possible with a common goal of creating a lobbying group of NH college students who will get college credit for their efforts as well as as a stipend/salary for their time. We can then use our common knowledge to train them to address our multi-group common goals. They will then reach out to: Town Meetings, Conservation commissions, School Boards, K-12 Faculty Meetings, Rotary and other clubs, NH Science Teachers, Promote “Survival Days” at colleges and universities in order to get students involved “Act Out” to get their message picked up by media ( like protestors in Iran). This will then filter down to High School students and through them their families to get the message out.