Why We Need a Carbon Tax

Why We Need a Carbon Tax

“The scientific community is clear: Global warming is real and it is caused by human activity. In terms of droughts, heat waves, floods, forest fires, disease, rising sea levels and extreme weather disturbances, global warming is already causing devastating problems. The simple truth is that if we do not act boldly and quickly these problems will only get much worse in the years to come. A carbon tax must be a central part of our strategy for dramatically reducing carbon pollution,” Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote in a column posted Wednesday on The Huffington Post. “I am proud to have joined with Sen. Barbara Boxer, the chair of the environment committee in the Senate, in introducing the Climate Protection Act. Our legislation, which creates a straightforward carbon and methane fee, is the boldest carbon bill ever introduced. Now is the time to rally the American people in support of this bill.”

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