SSN Forum The Scholars Strategy Network Forum on “Building Democratic Support for Equitable Carbon Pricing” in March, 2016, includes opinions by six U.S. academics.
According to the SSN Forum: Raising the price of carbon dioxide emissions would mitigate climate damage by reducing demand for non-renewable energy sources like oil, coal, and natural gas. But can we forestall new economic burdens for Americans with low or middle incomes? SSN experts explore the issues and suggest ways to design economically equitable carbon pricing programs with broad democratic appeal.
Authors include: K. Boyce, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michael Howard, University of Maine
Leah C. Stokes, University of California, Santa Barbara
Matto Mildenberger, University of California, Santa Barbara
Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College
Tabitha Benney, University of Utah
Next: a warning from David Roberts, in Vox.