Category Archives: Opinion Pages

Do we need a war on climate change?

Eric S. Godoy and Aaron Jaffe’s opinion was published today in the Opinion in New York Times.  They say “We don’t need a war on climate change, we need a revolution.”

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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 … Continue reading

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“Congress will pass carbon fee bill by the end of 2017”

The Helena Independent Record today published this op-ed by Mark Reynolds, executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.  It got me thinking about special interest groups, and lobbying. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a special interest group, I guess.  We are thousands of … Continue reading

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It’s all about the money: the revenues from a carbon tax

Here is Part Two (April 26, 2016) of David Roberts’ Vox post on how to overcome the “political hurdles facing a carbon tax.” Apparently these hurdles include the stands of some carbon tax advocates. In the “anti-politics of revenue-neutrality,” Roberts talks … Continue reading

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Temper our enthusiasm?

David Roberts, formerly of Grist, writes in Vox (April 22, 2016) that it has “become conventional wisdom that a price on carbon has become the sine qua non of serious climate policy.” In Part One of a two-part post, Roberts raises questions … Continue reading

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Diversity on Equitable Carbon Pricing

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 … Continue reading

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New York Times editorial

“Proof that a price on carbon works”

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