We the people of this planet demand a price on carbon pollution. We are all paying for carbon pollution. We’re paying for it in dollars, in lives, in livelihoods, and in every way imaginable, and the truth is, we simply cannot afford to pay it any longer. (The Climate Reality Project).
The climate is changing. Extreme weather is disrupting livelihoods and food supplies around the world. This is observed. This is documented. This is the scientific community’s consensus. The climate IS changing. Carbon emissions are driving that change. (Citizens’ Climate Lobby).
Demand a Price on Carbon
Published on Feb 2, 2015
Narrated by Ian Somerhalder
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Emissions come from burning fossil fuels. So if we want to slow — or even reverse — the change, we must lower fossil fuel use. By charging a fee on fossil fuels, and returning that revenue to households as a dividend, we can do just that… starting a chain of positive effects:
- Fossil fuels become less desirable.
- Cleaner sources of energy become more competitive.
- The dividend creates millions of jobs.
- Carbon emissions go down.
- Reduced air pollution saves tens of thousands of lives.
- And climate change is brought under control.
How it Works
Why it Works
We Can Fix This Problem
We can make this happen. But enacting a carbon fee and dividend isn’t in our hands. It’s in their hands. How do WE sway THEM? What can WE do?
We can use our voices to express political will, and demand action. We must help our elected leaders work together. It’s on us to tell them what we want—as a group. Because when voices call out together, their impact multiplies.
Government can respond to the will of the people, provided we tell the government what we want. And what we want is a livable world. (Citizens’ Climate Lobby).
Each one of us must take climate action. And when our voices call out together, our impact multiplies. We can fix this.
Rolly Montpellier is the Founder and Managing Editor of BoomerWarrior.Org. He’s a Climate Reality leader, a blogger and an Climate Activist. Rolly has been published widely – Toronto Star, The Hill Times, Kingston Whig, the PEN, UnpublishedOttawa, Climate Change Guide, World Daily, Examiner, The Canadian, 350Ottawa, ClimateMama, MyEarth360, GreenDivas, The Elephant, Countercurrents, Georgian Bay News.