21 Oct '17, 3pm

Americans Are #Willing to Pay a Carbon Tax #care2

Americans Are #Willing to Pay a Carbon Tax #care2

When debating the need to address climate change, conservative political leaders in the United States are often quick to argue that action is simply too expensive to be feasible. Well, try telling that to the majority of Americans who want to pay a carbon tax on their own energy use, in an effort to save the environment. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducted a survey of 1,200 American adults and found that most are willing to spend more money on the energy they consume, especially if that money is applied toward climate initiatives. The amount of money is no small sum, either. Researchers averaged the amount Americans said they were comfortable paying in order to address environmental problems, and it came out to $177 per year household. To achieve that amount, the cost of fossil fuels would need to be increased by 14.4 percent from their current rates...

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