We have seen enough CO2-induced climate-related disasters in recent years to warrant the term “climate change crisis.”
Now is the time to turn the page and look beyond the headlines.
The world has a lot of work to do to limit carbon emissions.
Here are five things we can do to avoid a dangerous, catastrophic global warming.
We need a national plan to stop CO2 emissions.
The United States and other industrialized nations have already set the stage for a massive carbon-emissions increase under the Trump administration.
But the Trump-era environmental policy is set to increase that amount even more.
President Donald Trump announced last week that the U.S. will take the lead in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants and transportation.
But he’s not just doing that.
The president’s budget proposal calls for the creation of a National Greenhouse Gas Initiative to boost carbon emissions in a number of sectors.
This initiative will include a carbon-pricing scheme for coal-fired power plants, and the development of an energy efficiency plan for home appliances and appliances, among other things.
We can and should stop subsidizing the coal industry.
Coal is the most profitable industry in the United States.
A recent survey found that the coal-producing states have the highest levels of job creation, wages and home prices, compared to other regions.
That’s a win for the industry.
The industry is worth more than $4 trillion per year, and it’s already a critical part of the American economy.
We must end subsidies for fossil fuels.
The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, is an important step in a long-term effort to end subsidies that favor coal and other fossil fuels over renewable energy sources.
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order that will phase out all fossil fuel subsidies.
He also signed an order that sets a goal of closing the U