The current climate crisis will become a full-blown climate catastrophe unless Congress acts quickly to drastically reduce climate-destabilizing greenhouse pollution from our current, and rising, 387 ppm (parts per million) of CO2 in the atmosphere back to a level below the dangerous tipping point of 350 ppm. Big business, including agribusiness, has been profiting from cheap energy and saddling the public with the costs of its pollution for too long. Now, they’re trying to escape regulation through Wall Street-style emissions trading.
It’s time to make the polluters pay. We need a tax on greenhouse gas emissions now! Ask Congress to pass America’s Energy Security Trust Fund Act of 2009 and extend its carbon tax to all greenhouse emissions, including the potent methane and nitrous oxide emissions from industrial agriculture’s fossil fuel fertilizers and factory farms.