Support New Carbon Tax Bill

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Target: United States President Barack Obama

Goal: Pass the Boxer-Sanders Carbon Tax Bill

The earth’s average temperature has risen by nearly two degrees over the past century. This may initially sound minor, but the reality is that the impact upon the global ecosystem is quite drastic. Minor variations cause glaciers and icebergs to melt at an increasing rate, which in turn causes a rise in sea levels. Other delicate ecosystems such as coral reefs can be especially susceptible to any type of environmental change and many once vibrant and thriving reef systems have become desolate dead forests of coral skeletons.

This rising temperature is due in large part to human activity. Greenhouse gases have been pumped en masse into the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution. These gases form from the burning of fossil (i.e. carbon based) fuels that allow the atmosphere to trap in more heat, thus resulting in altered climate patterns.

The carbon tax, as proposed by Senators Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders, would provide a legitimate incentive to reduce fossil fuel consumption. This bill would propose a fee of $20 per ton of carbon dioxide emissions, increasing by just over five percent every year for the next ten years. This would provide ample time for companies to make adjustments and become more eco-friendly without the penalties being too severe too early.

Early estimates put the reduction in carbon emissions from the carbon tax at roughly twenty percent within the next decade. In turn, revenue acquired from this tax would be invested into the Family Clean Energy Rebate Program and other renewable energy programs. The cyclical nature of this tax-investment pairing would ultimately result in a massive change in culture to a far more ecologically healthy system.

Sign the petition below to show your support for this much needed piece of legislation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

Climate change is a proven fact. The world’s average temperature has increased by nearly two degrees over the past century. This is a number that may sound trivial, but is in reality quite drastic. It only takes minor variations to cause the additional melting of glaciers and icebergs beyond expected rates, thus in turn leading to a rise in sea levels around the world. Coral reefs and other similarly delicate ecosystems are equally vulnerable. Already vast stretches of once vibrant and thriving reef systems have slowly eroded into desolate dead forests of coral skeletons.

One significant means to combat this would be a carbon tax, such as the one proposed by Senators Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders, which would provide a legitimate incentive to reduce fossil fuel consumption. This bill would propose a fee of $20 per ton of carbon dioxide emissions. Subsequently that amount would increase by just over five percent every year for the next ten years. This allows for sufficient  time for companies to make adjustments and grow more eco-friendly without the penalties being too severe too quickly.

Early estimates place the reduction in carbon emissions from this tax at roughly twenty percent within the next decade. The revenue gleaned from the tax can then be invested in the Family Clean Energy Rebate Program and other renewable energy programs. The cyclical nature of this tax-investment pairing would ultimately result in a massive change in culture to a far more ecologically healthy system. It is because of this that it is vital that the Boxer-Sanders Carbon Tax Bill be passed before greenhouse gas emissions irreparably damage our environment.

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