19 Apr '13, 5pm

Video: Climate Reality Project on the True Price of Carbon

Remember the climate disruption tax ? It’s the public cost, actually paid by American taxpayers, of climate-driven extreme weather events. For the first time, the smart economists and public policy thinkers out there are actually crunching numbers and putting forth some jaw-dropping costs of these droughts and floods and superstorms. Last month, I wrote about a smart new term for these costs -- the climate disruption tax -- as introduced by NRDC’s Dan Lashof and Andy Stevenson . It’s a fancy and technical way of saying that there is a price of carbon emissions. A price that isn’t being paid on the front end by primary consumers of fossil fuels, and certainly isn’t being paid by the fossil fuel companies themselves. Rather, it’s paid by American taxpayers, no matter how responsible any particular individual is for the problem. The good folks at the Climate Reality Project r...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/04/19/video-climate-realit...

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