Make big polluters pay, give money back to consumers
In contrast to the belief that dependency on high carbon-producing energy sources will ensure economic benefits to those living in poverty, the pope brought out a different perspective.
Dependency on coal, gas and oil will further erode the living standards of the poor. Reducing traditional energy dependence and moving to solar, wind and other less-damaging resources will improve the economics of the poor, with jobs in new industry, less forest devastation, better fishing opportunities and lower health costs for everyone.
Citizens Climate Lobby proposes fees, charged to present-day big polluters, be returned directly to consumers, thus helping everyone. Now that is religion.
October 5, 2015