Climate Change Lobby Group Forming in Vallejo

By Mark Altgelt


Dear Editor,

The climate is rapidly changing with increasing temperatures year after year but there is a smart and simple plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, lower temperatures and create a healthy global environment.

The plan being proposed by Citizens Climate Lobby would place gradually increasing fees on the carbon content of fossil fuels at ports of entry, mines and wells and returning that revenue to households in equal monthly per person dividend payments.

That would cut United States’ CO2 emissions in half in twenty years, create 2.8 million new jobs and prevent 225,000 thousand deaths from respiratory diseases.

Sixty five percent of households would receive more in dividend payments than their increased energy cost.

Those projections where the findings of a nonpartisan economic study of the “Carbon Fee and Dividend” plan done by Regional Economic Models, Inc. and is available as a report and video presentation at

This market-based revenue neutral approach would create incentives for everyone to conserve energy and make a transition to less expensive alternative energy which would increase demand for alternative energy and energy saving products and create new industries, broad based economic growth and millions of new jobs.

It would also lead the United States toward building a 21st century energy infrastructure and ultimately result in a more efficient clean energy economy.

The Fee and Dividend plan could be implemented on a country by country basis and would provide the same economic and health benefits to each country.

Countries without similar carbon pricing would be required to pay tariffs on imports and the tariff revenue would be added to the fee revenue. Companies exporting to countries without comparable carbon pricing would be reimbursed (with the fee revenue funds) to compensate for higher energy costs.

Do we want to continue causing catastrophic changes to Earth’s atmosphere with increasing emissions while heading blindly toward the tipping point where climate change will be irreversible for thousands of years?

Or do we want to end our addiction to fossil fuels and make the transition to clean alternative energy for the sake of our global environment and future generations?

NASA Climate scientist James Hansen, who first warned Congress about global warming in 1989 says, “If you want to join the fight to save our planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.”

A meeting to start a Citizens Climate Lobby Chapter in Vallejo led by Dr. Peter Joseph will be at the Mira Community Cultural Center at 51 Daniels Ave on Wednesday the 18th at 7:00.

Please come to the meeting to learn about climate change and how the Carbon Fee and Dividend plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save lives, create jobs, boost the economy and make Americans richer.


Note: All opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Vallejo Independent Bulletin.


'Climate Change Lobby Group Forming in Vallejo' have 8 comments

  1. February 14, 2015 @ 9:44 am John_K

    Edinator – the url “” seems to be mis-linked in the 5th paragraph.


    • February 15, 2015 @ 9:18 pm what "climate change"?

      Climate change is a hoax – scientific fact. Flashback to 2009

      the fake condition has gone from “global warming” to “climate change” to “global climate disruption” because democrats think we are stupid. The “change” is a change in SEASONS! There is no man made change. The lobby would be a waste of time….


  2. February 14, 2015 @ 2:58 pm tramky

    And the dream of certain types of people is realized–to literally tax the air we breathe. And every breath we take. Sure, that’s the ticket.

    Absurd, lying nonsense. Carbon dioxide is a natural product of the human body, emitted with every breath you–and everyone in the world–takes. And by every animal on the planet. What do you think these people really have in mind?

    Make no mistake about, it is ALL about the money and controlling YOUR life through government regulation. Money and power. Just say NO.


    • February 14, 2015 @ 4:27 pm Bee Traven

      Yes more UN agenda 21 crap by global criminals ..


  3. February 18, 2015 @ 11:31 am Dan Pellegrini

    I’ve re-posted this invitation to NextDoor – a social network for those of us who live here. Those of you reading who are intimidated by the negative feedback generated by the original post: Don’t listen to the noise. It’s not important. We can’t afford to be distracted by ignorance in the face of this huge challenge before us. I and my wife are coming to the meeting just to see what this initiative is about. We’re ALSO coming to the meeting to connect with, and get to know other locals who are genuinely concerned with climate change, to see what other possibilities there are for connection, education, and possibly action. See you there.


  4. February 19, 2015 @ 5:09 am Bong Hit

    Dan, conservation of resources, energy efficiency and low emission power systems are all valuable goals for us to work toward. We all want a clean and healthy environment for our children and grandchildren. When you hear politicians and advocates use the term “climate change” you should put on your skeptical glasses and think about what they are trying to sell. The original hypothesis for Catastrophic man made global warming was additional carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere would cause a run-away heating of the atmosphere. The mechanism was a feedback loop between the CO2 gas and water vapor. The trouble is, this hypothesis has been falsified. All of the computer models that we spent nearly a billion dollars on world wide have failed to predict the warming rate over the last 20 years. All of the models run too hot and more than that, the actual measured temperatures are outside of the error bands of the models. Having the measured temperatures (data) that fall outside of the confidence intervals of the mathematical models means that the models are wrong. There may indeed be a warming component from the CO2 gas that is generated by man’s activities but it is not a run-away feedback loop heating as prognosticated by people who make a living off of government grant money.

    None, zero, zip, zilch, nada of the numerous dire predictions buy the modern witch doctors of catastrophic man made global warming have come true. The Polar bears are thriving, the world has near record ice extent, atmospheric temperatures have not experienced a run-away heating, mega storms are at record low numbers, on and on. Remember history and how the village witch doctors convinced the people that in order to save their world, they needed to sacrifice a young virgin girl by throwing her into a volcano. This is a universal trait of human beings. What we don’t understand we look for comfort from people who often have their own selfish interests in mind.


  5. March 11, 2015 @ 9:32 pm Critter

    I plan to attend with an open mind.


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