Let the Market Fight Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us, regardless of education, nationality or beliefs.

An enormous amount of data and analysis tells us that climate change is a significant threat, caused principally by emissions from fossil fuels. But what can we do to decrease emissions and not hurt our economy?  We can put a price on carbon and release the powerful forces of the marketplace. Let the market work to decrease demand, drive down emissions and grow innovations, while at the same time growing jobs.  That future is exciting – and profitable.

Carbon Pricing in Brief

Climate change, driven by greenhouse gas emissions, is not slowing down. Global emissions continue to grow, in spite of numerous goals, promises, treaties and efforts. International agreements and individual behavior are critical, but not enough. We need a broader set of economic incentives – policies that align “human nature” with “mother nature”. That’s where the […]

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Defense Risks

“Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in 2014. “Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. By taking a proactive, flexible approach to assessment, analysis, and adaptation, the Defense Department will keep […]

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What About Our Economy?

We have to keep our economy strong — that’s a given.  Beyond the obvious reasons of keeping people working, keeping investment growing, and maintaining standard of living, keeping the economy strong is also required to allow the significant investment we’ll need for the transition from fossil fuels to alternatives.  We can’t move from fossil fuels to alternatives all […]

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Who Supports a Price on Carbon?

Supporters of putting a price on carbon range across the political spectrum.  The World Bank strongly supports putting a price on carbon. And support is growing.  You’ve heard about support from Democrats and Liberals, but did you know about the Conservative and Republican support? Public Officials include conservative Bob Inglis , former U.S. Representative (R-SC) and founder of RepublicEn ; former Energy Secretary […]

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Let’s Talk to Each Other

Climate change is happening now.  Much still needs to be learned, but the fact of climate change – caused primarily by fossil fuel emissions – is real. The sooner we get past debating this unfortunate reality and start working on the problem, the smaller the problem will be. Conversely, the longer we delay attacking the problem, the […]

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