Sensible Climate Policy for the Age of Trump

Climate policy is frozen. The Trump administration does not believe the globe is warming as a result of carbon emissions. The preferred policy of those who believe change is occurring is a carbon tax. But it is politically unattainable, at least for now.

The attached discussion paper assumes that there is sufficient possibility that human-induced warming is indeed occurring to take some action to prevent or slow the irreversible process.

The paper suggests attainable policies that might be taken by state and local governments, the private sector, and regulators of industries such as electric utilities and insurance companies– at least until a carbon tax is attainable, or the “settled science” of climate change is proved to be not so settled after all.

I commend it to you for your consideration and, more important, your comments.

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