An important step is to start a meaningful dialogue in Congress about a revenue-neutral carbon tax by holding hearings in the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. Congress can help our nation and the world step back from the precipice of climate disaster by enacting a tax on carbon that gives money back to the people.
"Save the Whales" was a rallying cry of 1970's environmentalism. The great sea mammals had been hunted to the brink of extinction and grassroots activists rallied to save them. But there might not have been any whales left to protect if the world hadn't embraced petroleum in place of whale oil a century earlier.
An upcoming report shows that global warming's impact will reduce food production during a time when the world will gain an additional 2 billion mouths. Like Scrooge confronted by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, we can't help but ask, "Are these the shadows of the things that will be, or are they shadows of things that may be, only?"
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