Climate is 'urgent matter'
Climate change is the defining issue of our time.
million people across the globe participated in the People's Climate
March, including over 300,000 in New York City, showing that this is
anything but a fringe issue. Pete Moe's Valley Voices on
Sept. 24 laid to rest any lingering concerns that this is just a liberal
issue -- the military and prominent Republicans agree this is an urgent
matter of national and international security.
have been proposed, though none with all the benefits of the
revenue-neutral fee and dividend proposal by the Citizens' Climate
Lobby. In case you think that this is a fringe or liberal solution, look
no further than the oil companies -- ExxonMobil's website states that
they "believe a well-designed, revenue-neutral carbon tax program
provides a more cost-effective alternative to a cap-and-trade regime for
reducing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions" and "this approach ensures a
uniform and predictable cost of carbon, lets market prices drive
solutions ... promotes global participation, and is easily adjusted to
future developments in climate science and policy impacts."
solution supported by oil companies, environmentalists, Republicans and
Democrats? This is a proposal well worth our consideration.