The People Vs. Carbon: Fossil Fuel Industry Challenges Rising Social Cost Of Carbon

The People Vs. Carbon: Fossil Fuel Industry Challenges Rising Social Cost Of Carbon, reports the Climate Reality Project (CRP). The Feds recently increased the  Social Cost of Carbon to $37, that is, the cost to US society per ton of carbon emissions each year. Consider US total emissions, and that adds up to a lot.  The fossil fuel industry is challenging this hike, since the rising cost  encourages more people to shift to clean energy, threatening fossil fuel profits.  CRP says you can challenge ‘em back; CRP  makes it easy for you to voice your support of the feds estimated cost here.

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

http://climaterealityproject.org/social-cost-of-carbon/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=PeopleVsCarbon&utm_medium=Social&source=Facebook&goback=.gde_3103047_member_5830495705344548866#!

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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