Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change? | Above the Noise

Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change? | Above the Noise
Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change? | Above the Noise
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The UN’s latest report shows that climate change is happening a lot faster than scientists originally predicted. As a result, there’s a renewed interest in carbon taxes as a way to slow the effects of climate change. The problem is, it’s not always a popular solution as opponents argue it would unfairy hurt the poor--as we’ve seen play out in France lately with the Yellow Vest protests. Would a carbon tax work to fight climate change? Have your students watch the video and respond to the question in KQED Learn.

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