The Best Way to Spend 60 Seconds Fighting Climate Change
IMO the most important thing we can do to address Climate Change at the moment is to convince the federal government to put a price on carbon emissions, as the governments of other developed countries have already done or are doing.
The simplest, best way to do it is to tax fossil fuels in proportion to the carbon they create, and then distribute the proceeds back to citizens in the form of tax-breaks or dividend checks (to protect citizens’ pocket-books).
The tax will leverage the potent power of our economy to innovate – it’ll respond quickly and forcefully if the tax is sufficiently high.
There’s currently a White House petition to create just such a tax, and it’s imperative that it gets signatures.
If you sign this thing I’ll love you more than I love you already. More than Cher loved Sonny, more than Stimpy loved Ren, more than Luke loved Leia before he found out she was his sister. Serious love.
I’ll love you even more if you repost this on your FB page and more generally spread it around to every last person you know. Imagine me kissing you repeatedly on the cheeks until they’re raw and giving you expert back-rubs. Or sharing a cold brewski with you in your man-cave, for the less touchy-feely among you.
I’ve had too much coffee. Just go sign.
–From the Sea
Posted October 03, 2011 in Uncategorizable | 4 Comments on The Best Way to Spend 60 Seconds Fighting Climate Change