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Climate Strike, Spokane, Sept 20, 2019

 

Went to the Climate Strike event held in Spokane today–saw some signs worth commenting on–

 

Climate Strike, Spokane, Sept 20, 2019

 

Here are people on the front lines of what needs to be done–

 

Climate Strike, Spokane, Sept 20, 2019

 

The carbon fee (and a big one) and a per capita dividend is the only idea that I think works to properly price carbon–tax it when it comes out of the ground so it gets priced into everything, and give people a carbon quota–and a dividend based on that quota.  If you use more than your quota, you pay a stiff tax, if you use less than your quota, it’s like a guaranteed income.  But the “carbon fee” has to be high enough to change behavior–where we live, how we move around, how we heat and cool our homes.

 

Climate Strike, Spokane, Sept 20, 2019

 

And I love this sign–“don’t distract us with straws and light bulbs”–no kidding.  We have to start thinking about SUVs, cars, and central air conditioners.  Changing light bulbs is a very tiny step in the right direction, but it doesn’t get us anywhere close.  And straws are way down in the pixie dust.  And I love her T-shirt–“Make coffee, not war.”

 

 

Oh Shit Corner #2

Oh Shit Corner #2