Change Direction On Climate: Courant Letter

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: General

Thanks to The Courant for Matthew Sturdevant’s excellent article summarizing some of the climate change risks that threaten the Northeast and how Connecticut is planning for them [Jan. 27, Page 1, “Extreme Times”].

However, it should be noted in this type of article that the costs of adaptation, cleanup and recovery far exceed the costs of mitigation (reducing emissions now to slow climate change). It would not be hard for Congress to end fossil fuel tax subsidies and institute a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers could be shielded from the price increases by rebating the tax to households.

For more on this story, visit: Change Direction On Climate – Courant.com.

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