Establish carbon tax on fossil fuels

Sophie Mattson wrote about a Berkeley proposal to require climate change warning labels on gas pumps. It reminded me of a 1983 New York City law requiring establishments selling alcohol to post signs warning pregnant women that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause birth defects. Alcohol industries worried the signs
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UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system's commitment to water conservation is a welcome sign in a world of inaction on environmental issues.

News on the environmental front is not good. According to a leaked draft of a U.N. environmental report, the world’s efforts to mitigate disastrous climate change have been insufficient. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. panel that provides comprehensive assessments of information about climate change, found countries’ delay
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UC’s investments in fossil fuels are hurting the planet

Today, UC Berkeley and most institutions are financially invested in destroying our future. This may sound a little bit surprising to some — even unfounded. Let me explain. When it comes to climate change, the scientific community has presented a clear, unambiguous message: Human burning of fossil fuels — coal,
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A carbon map to development

One of the biggest challenges for sustainable international economic development is the need to control greenhouse gas emissions. Before we can make meaningful progress toward stabilizing the planet’s climate, we need to have an international roadmap for economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation that still bends the curve on
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