By Lisa Biehle Files
Guest speaker for the Citizens' Climate Lobby's March meeting will be Congressman Carlos Curbelo, a Republican who represents Florida's 26th District. He recently formed the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). Congressman Curbelo was also the first Republican to cosponsor the climate resolution introduced by Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) last September.
The March meeting will take place beginning with coffee at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, followed by a live international conference call with Congressman Curbelo beginning at noon. Location is the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., in Oak Park. Discussion and decisions follow, with adjournment at noon.
Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteers around the world gather locally each month to do four things: 1) Hear from a guest speaker on a different aspect of global warming science, politics, or policy. 2) Celebrate their success, including growth, legislative progress, and published media from across the world. 3) Build their knowledge of climate change and their ability to communicate it persuasively by practicing laser talks. 4) Provide coordinated actions for each chapter that build political will for a livable world.