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How to Win Public Support for a Global Carbon Tax

Stefano Carattini, Steffen Kallbekken and Anton Orlo Nature
A Climate Dividend, or People's Payout, is an increasingly popular idea. The left likes it because low-income households are better off. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby champions climate dividends: a bill to deliver it is being consider in the House.

Our Planet Is in Crisis, Time if Running Out and the Heat’s On Us

Dahr Jamail TomDispatch
The Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range. We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with much of the biosphere, glaciers, coral, and thousands of species of plants, animals, and insects. But, saying good-bye to them must also involve doing everything we can to save whatever is left.

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
The grassroots movement behind the Green New Deal offers a ray of hope to the badly battered establishment: they should embrace it - make it part of the progressive agenda. We need something positive to save us from ugly wave of populism, nativism...

6 Times the Environment Won in 2018

Zoya Teirstein Grist
Folks across the country, from local city leaders to state attorneys general, are out there chipping away at the biggest existential threat of our time. And they’re actually getting somewhere. Here’s proof.
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