Can Georgians help slow climate change? We sure can!
The most important things we can do are burn less fossil fuels and use more clean energy. When we do that, we clean up our air. Clean up our water. And enjoy better health.
The really exciting news is we can do this with market-based solutions that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and climate risks as we grow jobs. Grow the economy. And protect public health.
Leading Republicans propose a market-based climate solution
Recently, “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends” was proposed and supported by prominent Republican statesment like former Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz and Reagan Chief of Staff James Baker. Their strategy could reduce carbon emissions and encourage durable economic growth.
Carbon fee and dividend
Citizens’ Climate Lobby proposes a similar nonpartisan carbon pricing strategy. The well-researched Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal would reduce carbon emissions by 50% over 20 years while growing jobs and the economy.
Protecting middle and lower income Americans
Both carbon pricing ideas support returning all fees to Americans on a per-capita basis. This protects middle and lower income Americans from higher out-of-pocket costs.
At the same time, CO2 emissions are reduced. The economic threats that climate change poses are reduced. And the free market picks the best sources of energy.
It really is possible to give our children and grandchildren a healthier, sustainable future. But we must act now.
Every time you vote, you have a unique opportunity to act locally to slow climate change for Georgia and the planet.
Our members of Congress are in the best position to solve climate change. Know where your candidates stand on climate change—and vote climate!