Real solutions for climate crisis

04/14/2014 11:04 AM

04/14/2014 7:10 PM

Re: "Climate panel urges speedier action" (Page A1, April 14): Grim as it was, the summary report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was not all bad news. While stressing the urgency of ending foot-dragging by political leaders and the dire consequences if we do not, the report also found hope in the rising political will around the world to take action. One solution stands out as most hopeful: "putting a price on emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases." A revenue-neutral carbon tax, where middle and lower income citizens receive a check to offset the cost to consumers, is the best form of this solution according to scientists and economists across the political spectrum. We the people have a chance to move our political leaders along and address the climate issue most fairly by advocating for this form of carbon tax.

-- Rich Howard, Carmichael

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