Have you ever tried to briefly explain to someone why we need to hold carbon polluters accountable? Here’s a 60-second explanation. This is the first in a series of short videos about how the Pacific Northwest can use a carbon price to protect our communities and accelerate our transition to clean energy.
- The biggest polluters are getting a free lunch. Oil and coal companies profit while they pollute our atmosphere for free.
- Our families and communities are picking up their tab. In the Pacific Northwest, we are seeing more kids with asthma, damages to the shellfish industry, dwindling water supplies, and record wildfires.
- We can fix this by making polluters pay for their pollution.
- Places around the world are already making polluters take responsibility. By 2016, almost one quarter of all carbon pollution in the world will have a price tag attached.
- Washington and Oregon can play a leadership role holding polluters accountable as part of a West Coast block for climate action.
in my studies, i am finding that communications like these are only effective to your choir. i would venture more explicit messaging regarding who benefits and who pays – as in numbers – as in real proposals to 100% recycle carbon revenue to people (like net-neutral dividends, etc.).
on my LinkedIn profile, I just attached a paper (toward the bottom under my education – HSU) – a policy brief (draft) describing how recent federal C-pricing scenario might have better captivated social support. if you’re interested, i can email the Excel spreadsheet that explains the numbers in the brief (revenue and distribution scenario). The idea being, provide clear and transparent proposal to make C-pricing relevant to Americans.
Really have to agree. Would like to post a video similar to the title of this video, but just not this video.
I have to agree with Nikki about preaching to the choir. Also, the sound on the video is way too soft, and by relying on the automatic captions option with YouTube (thanks for having them), the captions block a fair amount of the visuals. Would love to see more like this, but better production.
OK, let’s make this clear. We want the oil companies to be held responsible and we want you dear reader to pay for it. Make a donation.
I can’t help but wonder about the approach of singling out oil producers as the problem. Somebody is burning the oil they produce and a very large portion of those somebodies sit in SOVs every morning and evening and road planners are continuing to employ an amazing amount of BS explaining how their next big road widening project will reduce carbon emissions.