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The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Are Passing the High-Water Mark | TIME.com

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Are Passing the High-Water Mark | TIME.com | Climate Change | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy made it clear: as the climate warms, population grows and sea level rises, extreme weather will hurt more. That's why we need to fix flood insurance

Via Cathryn Wellner
Donald Campbell's insight:

how revenue-neutral carbon tax works.
1. A tax is place on carbon-based fuels at the source (well, mine, port of entry)
2. This tax increases steadily each year so that clean energy is cheaper than fossil fuels within a decade
3. All of the money collected is returned to Americans on an equitable basis
4. Under this plan 66% percent of all households would break even or receive more in their dividend check than they would pay for the increased cost of energy, thereby protecting the poor and middle class
5. A predictably increasing carbon price will send a clear market signal which will unleash entrepreneurs and investors in the new clean-energy economy
6. Many jobs would be created with this legislation since clean energy economy creates between 2.5 – 9.25 times as many jobs as does the fossil fuel economy per $1 million contribution to GDP (gross domestic product)

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Donald Campbell's comment, July 19, 2013 12:12 PM
How revenue-neutral carbon tax works.
1. A tax is place on carbon-based fuels at the source (well, mine, port of entry)
2. This tax increases steadily each year so that clean energy is cheaper than fossil fuels within a decade
3. All of the money collected is returned to Americans on an equitable basis
4. Under this plan 66% percent of all households would break even or receive more in their dividend check than they would pay for the increased cost of energy, thereby protecting the poor and middle class
5. A predictably increasing carbon price will send a clear market signal which will unleash entrepreneurs and investors in the new clean-energy economy
6. Many jobs would be created with this legislation since clean energy economy creates between 2.5 – 9.25 times as many jobs as does the fossil fuel economy per $1 million contribution to GDP (gross domestic product)
Cathryn Wellner's comment, July 19, 2013 1:30 PM
Thoughtful observation, Donald.
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Earth's mantle affects long-term sea-level rise estimates

Earth's mantle affects long-term sea-level rise estimates | Climate Change | Scoop.it
New findings reveal that the U.S. shoreline -- from Virginia to Florida -- has been uplifted by more than 210 feet, meaning less ice melted than expected. This is big news for scientists who use the coastline to predict future sea-level rise.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
Donald Campbell's insight:

Motion of the mantle below the earth's crust has probably resulted in most of our prominent topographic features, these susceptible to the surficial processes of weathering and erosion, leading to deposition, burial, and uplift to begin the cycle again. Now we have the means to model and understand earth's gravitational, thermal, and seismic data to an extent not possible 30 years ago. Our new means of analysis will surely cause major changes in our way of thinking geologically, not just in relation to global warming and climate change. Plate tectonics, largely mantle-controlled movement of the crust, is to Geology as Darwin's Evolution is to Biology.

 

Donald Campbell

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