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A One-Page Solution to Climate Change

Adele Peters

How do you stop climate change? An economist at MIT says all we need to do is tax fossil fuels based on how much they emit. If it's done right, he says, it can be nearly painless for the economy as a whole. (Of course, this doesn't take care of the excess carbon that's already in our system, and all of the system changes that are already underway. But it still makes a lot of sense).

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