Earth Day provides a great opportunity to learn about environmental issues, celebrate eco-champions and recommit to addressing the challenges confronting us.
This year the problems seem overwhelming: a record-breaking drought, polluted air and the mounting evidence that we are altering our climate. How can we feel hopeful in the face of such bad news?
I and many others are inspired by the profoundly hopeful message of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). This nonpartisan organization is generating the political will to restore a more predictable climate and livable world.
CCL proposes that carbon polluters pay a steadily increasing price for the dirty, heat-trapping gases they are dumping into the air. The collected revenue would be paid to U.S. households, which would boost consumer spending. A border tariff would prompt other countries to follow our lead. Research shows that this plan would boost the gross domestic product, create jobs, save lives and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
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CCL Fresno will be at Fresno State’s Earth Day Fair Wednesday and Earth Day Fresno in Radio Park Saturday. Come learn more about our message of hope for Earth Day!