The climate is changing, extreme weather is disrupting livelihood and food supplies around the world. This is observed. This is documented. This is the scientific communities consensus. The climate is changing. Carbon emissions are driving that change. Emissions come from burning fossil fuels so if we want to slow or even reverse the change, we must lower our fossil fuel use.
By charging a fee on fossil fuels and returning that revenue to households as a dividend we can do just that. Starting a chain positive effects: fossil fuels become less desirable; cleaner sources of energy become more competitive; the dividend create millions of jobs; carbon emissions go down; reduced air pollution saves tens of thousands of lives and climate change is brought under control. We can make this happen but enacting a carbon fee and dividend isn’t in our hands in theirs. How do we sway them? What can we do?
We can use our voices to express political will and demand action. We must help our elected leaders work together. It’s on us to tell them what we want as a group, because when voices call out together their impact multiplies. Government can respond to the will of the people provided we tell the government what we want. And what we want is a liveable world.