Climate Change Team

Regina BeatusMonthly Team Meetings
Third Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00p,
Check the League Calendar for dates
LWVBAE office, 2530 San Pablo, Suite F
Regina Beatus, Team Chair
510-524-6904, climate@lwvbae.org

The Climate Change Team’s informs and advocates on the urgency of climate change and on actions to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

Climate Change is Now. The scientific evidence is clear. Heat records are being broken, glaciers are melting, biodiversity is declining, and the seas are rising. We have reached a point where no matter what we do we cannot avoid a very different climate future.
Our ability to curb this change diminishes with every passing day. We must act now to prevent truly catastrophic consequences. But what can we do? The most powerful action is our knowledgeable vote.

Act Locally
Climate change is a global problem; effective action requires nothing short of a cultural change. Leagues are united across the U.S. in the LWV Climate Change Network.

Key Priorities for Action include:
Energy efficiency standards for transportation and the electric grid; Global price on GHG emissions to put the market economy to work and spur the growth of a clean energy economy; Plans to adapt to climate change.Read more:

Climate Change is Now
Education and Advocacy
Climate Action Plans
California’s Legislative Actions
Our Priorities to Reduce Emissions

Alameda County Students are receiving AC Transit Clipper Cards!!

Diz Swift (left) and Jan Blumenkrantz (right) with Senator Barbara Boxer on a visit to Washington D.C. to lobby on climate change.

Diz Swift (left) and Jan Blumenkrantz (right) with Senator Barbara Boxer on a visit to Washington D.C. to lobby on climate change.

Current Activities

  • Participating in the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition to implement the City’s Climate Change Plan.
  • Lobbying on climate change issues at the local, regional, state and national levels.
  • Evaluating market methods to curb climate change.

Climate Action Team News
Climate Change Team 2015-2016

Business Model for the Electric Utility of the Future

Ruby MacDonald on Climate Change in the Bay Area