The latest IPCC report warns that the major greenhouse gas emissions should be cut during the next 15 years or the planet will face catastrophic climate changes. Environment experts have also suggested a solution that can make emissions come down and through which even economy can be improved at the same time.
A carbon pollution fee on fossil fuels that returns that money should be given to every American in a monthly rebate check. Every year fee should be increased and rebate money will be used by people to purchase cheaper clean energy.
Americans do not care whether public officials put efforts to address global warming, according to a new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
According to the survey of over 1,000 Americans, only 21% follow the issue and around 36% pay little or no attention. Rest of the American population follows the issue moderately.
According to a recent REMI economic report, this revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-rebate plan can make 2.8 million new jobs and will also add $75-80 billion annually to GDP. The majority of people particularly low-income and middle-class Americans will be get financial benefit from the monthly rebate plan.
This plan in British Columbia has radically decreased CO2 emissions and also their economy has succeeded. The plan has been supported by economists across the political spectrum with eight Nobel winners.
The carbon pollution fee on imports from other countries such as China would push them to cut their emissions to compete economically. To make U. S. products more reasonable, the fees would be rebated.
This report can keep away ruinous future expenses of climate disaster projected in the recent Risky Business report.
There is more information available about the carbon fee-and-rebate plan on the citizens Climate Lobby website. If people want to do something related to climate change before it does something on them, people should contact congressional representatives and inform them that they support revenue-neutral carbon fee.
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