To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Tax Carbon Now
97% of climate scientists now agree that carbon emissions are causing global warming and disastrous weather events. We now need a carbon tax, the revenues of which could help balance the budget, or a carbon fee that would hit all of us equally.
Why is this important?
After experiencing Hurricane Sandy, a record-breaking wild fire season and severe droughts in parts of the midwest, Americans are increasingly aware of the disastrous impacts of global warming. Recent NASA and NOAA reports indicate that atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations which were at 285 parts per million (ppm) or less until 1880 have increased from about 315 ppm in 1960 to present day levels of 390 ppm. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, 77% of Americans say global warming should be a priority for the President and Congress (Solutions, Winter 2013)