Externalities (the musical)

“Externalities (the musical)”

Opening Act         “Carbon Fee and Dividend”

How does the carbon fee, charged at the source                                                                                       of fossil fuel energy,  refunded back to me,                                                                                        correct the market error they say …                                                                                                     changed the world forever.

I say… show me how citizens lobbying, bipartisan,                                                                      never giving up on our Senator or Congressman,                                                                             can bring back the world we never meant to harm                                                                              in our endeavor to enjoy,  to employ our capacities as human beings.

Life was good with cheap energy. We didn’t have a clue                                                             until the 1800’s what greenhouse gases do.                                                                                            Good intentions paved the way, and the profit motive too!                                                                     Now we’re in a pickle, or maybe it’s a stew!

There’s no free lunch but we can count on innovation.                                                                      A market solution can  bring more motivation,                                                                     investment in technology to get a stronger nation,                                                                   bringing jobs, opportunity, to build a new foundation.

How do we get there?  Carbon fee and dividend!

You say climate devastation is what we pay                                                                                           for the true price of fossil fuels to power our economy.                                                                    Are we fools?

Externalities, can you pronounce it?  Externalities!                                                                               It’s time you found out                                                                                                                                    that the price of fossil fuels looks inviting low,                                                                                  but the market has an error, as economists know.

Collateral damage, can you see it?                                                                                                                                                          While communities suffer climate injustice,                                                                                                     the industry profits.  It’s up to us!                                                                                                                  to stop paying for clean up, warming up, flooding out.                                                                   We can stop this!

We won’t back down from what brings justice to the remedy.                                                             What’s the answer?

Carbon fee and dividend.                                                                                                                        Revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend.                                                                                                    It’s time for true cost pricing,                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a level playing field,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the transition from a hotbed of disaster                                                                                                      to a world that’s livable.   There is an answer!

There’s a million ways we get to try and a million more                                                                       but we don’t have a million days.                                                                                                                 Our air gets hotter, shorelines nearer,                                                                                 devastation is our destination.

You want to turn the world upside down?                                                                                         What’s the answer?

“Carbon fee and dividend”

by Kathy Masis June 16, 2016 (rev.July 1)


This entry was posted in Climate communication, Lobbying and Politics, Rap. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Externalities (the musical)

  1. mtpccl says:

    Would love to hear/see this.


    • kbmasis says:

      I can rap it on the phone to you!
      I have a friend who says he can produce it for me on YouTube.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mtpccl says:

        Hi! I’m sorry to be so late responding to your message! I just found it on our website which we are just now really getting set up. Did your friend produce a YouTube video of your musical “Externalities”?


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