Re: The Aug. 18 letter "On climate change, scientists wrong on key issues in the past." This letter provides no documentation for its claim that "experts" predicted Hiroshima would be uninhabitable for 70 years after the atomic bomb fell. In contrast, every scientific body of national or international standing agrees that manmade climate change is an existential threat to humanity.
A list of all 250 of them appears on NASA's website. Every climate scientist publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals also agrees on AGW; 10,855 papers were published last year.
Fortunately, we have a proven method to limit the damage of climate change and improve our economy at the same time.
Here's now: Make fossil fuel corporations, rather than taxpayers, responsible for the pollution their products cause and give 100 percent of that money to every American in equal monthly "dividend" checks. As the fee increases annually, people get more money and can use it to buy cheaper clean energy and make a profit (Citizens Climate Lobby).
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"Fee-and-dividend" has worked in British Columbia for seven years, creating jobs, lowering taxes and energy bills and growing the economy more than the rest of Canada (The Economist). It has an 83 percent public approval rating (World Bank).
Economic projections show it would create 2.8 million U.S. jobs and increase our GDP by $75 billion to $80 billion annually and the average American will end up with more money in-pocket every year. Upper-income Americans will break even (REMI).
A similar fee would be placed on imports from carbon polluters like China, letting the market force them to cut their emissions faster. By giving that import "dividend" to American consumers, U.S. businesses will be protected and this will revive our manufacturing sector.