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  •  great stuff -- t'd & r'd (4+ / 0-)

    mostly on board with this -- it certainly seems to meet the test of a creative and constructive approach.

    here's the one bit that doesn't sit quite right with me (and, yes, i do feel quite the fool with taking issue with james hansen on anything)...

    as much as, why hell yes, i'd personally love to receive a dividend check in the mail, i'd need convincing that the collected carbon fee is best spent by giving it it individuals.

    the atmosphere and the chemicals we belch into it do not recognize borders. the cumulative impacts are global, pervasive and interconnected.

    i'd suggest considering all funds captured through such a program go in entirety to fund r&d and implementation of scaled up clean renewables. make the polluters pay for what will eventually replace them.

    that aside, applause from me.

    "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

    by homo neurotic on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:19:42 AM PST

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