‘Sobering’ New UN Report Challenges Republican Climate Hawks’ Free-Market Dogma - News Summed Up

‘Sobering’ New UN Report Challenges Republican Climate Hawks’ Free-Market Dogma


The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the world must drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions to avoid climate disaster. In July, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) proposed a lower carbon tax, earning plaudits for breaking with the Republican orthodoxy calling the very basics of climate change science into question. “So I think that the practical answer is that you can’t do it with a carbon tax alone.”It’s totally unrealistic. But for some conservative climate hawks, the reality of the IPCC report hit home. Mario Tama via Getty Images A young woman with her 9-month-old baby after their home in Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, which scientists say climate change exacerbated.


Source: Huffington Post October 08, 2018 21:22 UTC



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