Call to action on Letters to the Editor!

Call to action: We have 211 letters left to go nationally to hit 2000 LTEs in print for 2014! Our chapter needs approximately 11 more to meet our goal. Can you write two letters to the editor per week from now through the end of the year? If only ten CCLers did this, we would have 180 additional newspaper submissions being considered for publication by the end of 2014. Here are some items in today’s news to get you started!

The Missing Campus Climate Debate, in print Nov. 2

-Climate change is an economic crisis that demands an economic response
-Divestment may be the most prudent financial course, given the liability and stranded asset risks of the industry
-Divestment could build political will for enactment of more effective financial policies, like a revenue-neutral carbon tax

Coverage of the IPCC Synthesis Report
The NY Times ran an internet-only story early this morning on the IPCC report; Newsday printed a short advance story stating the report would come out today. Watch for updated print reports in both papers tomorrow; local papers and printed articles are our best chance for publication! Meanwhile, here are some other papers’ writeups, which may or may not be in print editions:

Scientists sound the alarm in climate change report, Nov. 2


Effects of climate change ‘irreversible,’ U.N. panel warns in report, Nov. 2

-The scientific community is united, yet with time running out, our elected officials waste time trying to cast doubt on their clear findings
-The IPCC is barred from advocating policy, but citizens can and must do so; write, call, and meet with your Senators and Congressperson about a revenue-neutral carbon tax!
-Carbon tax will work quickly, incentivizing efficiency and clean power investments, boosting economy in the process

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