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!
Carbon pricing is the simplest and fairest way to reduce emissions,” said Dr. Naomi Oreskes, well-known author, scientist and lecturer on climate change, in a webinar co-hosted by PriceonCarbon.org and the League of Women Voters. “Either cap and trade or carbon tax can work well; both are known and established systems.” “We shouldn’t get too […]Continue Reading ...
On February 8, eight senior Republicans proposed a U.S. federal carbon tax and dividend, which they call a “ Carbon Dividends Plan ”. The plan includes four elements or “pillars”: A tax on CO2 emissions only, steadily increasing from a start at $40/ton CO2, A equal dividend to all Americans with a valid Social Security Number, A border […]Continue Reading ...
Despite the resistance to putting a price on carbon at the U.S. federal level , carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Canada, Mexico and within states and regions of the U.S.. Canada is requiring carbon pricing in all provinces by 2018, and Mexico has both a carbon tax and is beginning implementation of cap and trade, with trading […]Continue Reading ...