Sunday, January 19, 2014

Feasible vs. expedient

We need to be careful when we use the word "feasible" that we don't confuse it with "expedient". The opposition is strongest around the fee-and-dividend approach proposed by James Hansen precisely because it is by far the best approach that would make a meaningful difference in our society's wasteful use of fossil fuels. Fee-and-dividend is the most practical approach, but it will not be easy or convenient.

Once again, I have posted a petition on Care2 that calls for a global carbon tax based on Hansen's fee-and-divident proposal. You can view it (and hopefully put your name on it) at

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