The Price of Carbon
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013
Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.
We’ve all been paying the bill for years, but now it’s got to stop and you can help. Share this with your friends and tell our leaders it’s time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters pay.
I’m excited to share with you the latest video in our climate conversation series, The Price of Carbon. This short video, narrated by comedian and musician Reggie Watts, underscores the high cost we are all already paying for carbon pollution.
From Superstorm Sandy to soaring temperatures in Australia, ongoing drought that has parched more than 60% of the U.S., and flooding from hurricanes around the world, we are experiencing the consequences of our carbon pollution now. We are paying the cost of these dirty weather disasters and other climate impacts through taxes, medical bills, and insurance rates (to name just a few). It’s past time to talk about the real cost of carbon pollution and to take action so that the polluters are paying their fair share.
In the spirit of moving forward to solve the climate crisis, it’s time to jump-start a real carbon conversation.Watch the video. Share it with your friends. Be part of the carbon conversation.
Maggie L. Fox
President & CEO
The Climate Reality Project