A new campaign has been launched called the People vs. Carbon to gather comments in support of a strong Social Cost of Carbon estimate, a tool the government uses to help guide climate policy and a key step towards a price on carbon pollution, according to Maggie L. Fox of The Climate Reality Project.
Over the past few years, the U.S. has seen some of the most extreme weather events in recorded history. And they're affecting real people across the nation. Just look at the families displaced by floods in just the state of Colorado, entire communities at risk of wildfires since the Southwest has become a tinderbox, and individuals still piecing their lives back together after Superstorm Sandy leveled their homes on the East Coast.
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Many people know that increasing levels of carbon pollution and increasing extreme weather events go hand-in-hand. And 97 percent of climate scientists agree: climate change is man-made.
Now the U.S. government -- a government by and for the people -- is recognizing that carbon pollution is costing those same people. And it's costing BIG. So the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has updated the Social Cost of Carbon.
“We need all the help we can get to support the OMB in this. Big Oil and Big Coal are trying to stop our progress toward a market price on carbon pollution. We can't let them,” says Fox.
Take Action: Stand up for a future where the cost of carbon pollution on our health, our livelihoods and our children is taken into account. Add your signature here.
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