Bill McKibben on carbon tax now

The  Yale360 climate blog posted an opinion by Bill McKibben on September 12, 2016, where he says it is time for a carbon tax and “it isn’t enough.”

He recommends the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s fee and dividend proposal, with the fee rising incrementally, and rebates going “straight to all the citizens, maybe even in the form of a monthly check.”  He calls for environmental justice for poor people, people of color, Native Americans, and undocumented immigrants.

He reminds us that a price on carbon is only one of a host of actions that are required if we are to have a chance of cutting emissions six or seven percent a year, which is now required. “An outside chance, but a chance.”



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