Take a moment to digest - and applaud - a sign of bipartisan support for dealing with climate change. Last week (July 13) 46 House Republicans voted to reject a measure that would have deleted from the annual defense authorization bill a requirement that the Department of Defense study its vulnerability to climate change. With that Republican support, the amendment was defeated, 234-185
How many times have you heard a politician say that the United States just can’t afford to take strong action against climate change? Anyone who takes that position should assign his best number-cruncher to a cost-benefit analysis.
Two former CEOs and the former Chief Risk Officer of Goldman Sachs say that carbon pricing could help achieve comprehensive tax reform that boosts U.S. competitiveness and job growth, according to a statement submitted to the record of the House Ways and Means Committee last night.
If you’re concerned about national security, then you’d better be concerned about climate change.
That’s clear from letters that a bipartisan group of 18 senior retired military officers and national security officials sent May 8 to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The letters urged them to lead in addressing the security implications of climate change.
The president’s ill-conceived decision strengthens the resolve of the Partnership for Responsible Growth and others committed to adoption of a carbon fee. We will continue to make our case on Capitol Hill and within the business community. As Americans deal with rising coastal waters, droughts, superstorms, forest fires, insect-borne viruses, and other climate-related threats and as they see other economies around the world adapting, they will want their elected leaders to move forward rather than fall behind.