Let the Market Fight Climate Change
Climate change affects all of us, regardless of education, nationality or beliefs. But we can do something about it and not hurt our economy.
Since 75-80% of carbon dioxide emissions are from fossil fuels, working to reduce fossil fuel use will make a meaningful difference. Putting a price on carbon emissions will do that. And many will profit — not just environmentally — but also financially.
The scientific evidence that the climate is changing because of increasing greenhouse gases is very convincing. The evidence is growing that shows human activities are the primary cause.
Carbon tax or cap-and-trade? Both have been tried, both have some advantages, and can be used either separately or in combination.
Revenue Use Options
Revenue from cap and trade or a carbon tax will accrue. How should that revenue be spent? Options range from government programs for mitigation and adaptation to returning the revenue by lowering other taxes, and a host of options in between.
Now is the time to make it plain that we need a price on carbon. Show your support, talk it up, make some noise, and VOTE!
California lawmakers voted July 17 to extend cap and trade to 2030. It had been set to expire in 2020. And it was done with a 2/3 bipartisan vote. That’s right – bipartisan . Seven Republicans in the Assembly voted for the bill, and one Republican in the Senate, to bring the vote to a supermajority […]Continue Reading ...
“We are not taking climate seriously until we price carbon”, said Dr. Adele Morris. She then showed how we can price carbon while growing the economy and still protect lower-income or hard-hit communities from negative consequences. Dr. Adele Morris an economist at the Brookings Institution spoke in a webinar hosted by PriceonCarbon.org and the League of Women Voters […]Continue Reading ...
In the past few years, we have seen a downward spiral into rank partisanship in the U.S., crippling any reasonable potential for agreement on addressing climate change. But now we’re seeing movements toward bi-partisanship, and they are growing. We started out in our fight to preserve the environment with unified bi-partisan efforts. Strongly bipartisan legislation […]Continue Reading ...