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Fee and Dividend – A Solution to Global Warming?-

It may be in our nature to avoid the hard truth of climate change, But Dan Miller proposes a fee and dividend approach as a simple, effective solutionThe following TEDx talk features Dan Miller, managing director and co-founder of The Roda Group, a cleantech venture capital group based in Berkeley, California.

Miller discusses the difficulty of grasping climate change as a clear and present danger, even as tipping points have already been crossed. Our evolution has geared us to respond to immediate, visible threats – the attacking lion or rival enemy tribe.

Climate change is the slow moving, seemingly invisible threat. But an increasingly imminent threat nonetheless. We see it now in changing weather patterns, rising seas, migrating species, melting ice and acidifying seas.

It may seem that even as the storm clouds of global warming gather so too does the intractability of a solution. But Miller proposes a Fee and Dividend approach as a model for solving the climate crisis, one that will inspire an era of innovation and transformation to a new energy economy.

Image courtesy of Clay Bennett

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  1. Remove all the enormous subsides and tax breaks that animal agriculture currently enjoys!

    With 60+ BILLION food animals on the planet our best chance to mitigate climate change is to severely reduce consumption of animal foods. More than 1/3 of human induced warming is attributable to animal agriculture. Methane is 24 times more potent than CO2 but takes only 7 years to cycle out of the atmosphere. CO2 takes around 100 years to come out. Human pursuit of animal protein is the leading cause of methane release and a primary cause of CO2 concentrating in the atmosphere. Check the facts and act!

    “As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”

    “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

    “A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy.” ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

    There is one single industry destroying the planet more than any other. But no one wants to talk about it… http://cowspiracy.com

    Step by Step Guide: How to Transition to a Vegan Diet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/step-by-step-guide-how-to-transition-to-vegan-diet/

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