Wells-Tom-photoTom Wells, Building Contractor and Climate Change Activist, will speak on Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s Carbon Fee and Dividend Proposal, to the Newtown Meeting Adult Class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 17, at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse at 219 Court Street.  Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Tom Wells is a Yardley resident and member of Fallsington Quaker Meeting. He is a remodeling contractor and Sustainable Building Advisor.  He is passionate about fighting climate change, and has been trained as a lobbyist by Citizens’ Climate Lobby.   As a businessman involved in his community and as a parent, Wells is deeply concerned about the habitability of our planet in future decades.

Carbon Fee and Dividend is the legislative proposal created by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) to “internalize” the costs of burning carbon‐based fuels by placing a steadily rising fee on the carbon content of all fossil fuels, imposed on the producer at the moment the fuel is extracted from the earth or imported from abroad.  The funds collected would be placed in a Carbon Fees Trust Account and distributed 100% monthly in equal shares as a dividend (or “rebate”) to every household in the United States.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby says its proposal will do four things: 1) internalize the social cost of carbon-based fuels, 2) rapidly achieve large emission reductions, 3) stimulate the economy and 4) recruit global participation.
Climate scientists and economists have endorsed the CCL proposal as the best first‐step to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic climate change from global warming due to CO2 release into the atmosphere.

Newtown Friends Meeting, is open to the public, with Sunday School classes for children and adults at 9:45 a.m. and worship based on expectant silence “after the manner of Friends” at 11 a.m.  Childcare is provided.

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