TAKE RIGHT ACTION ON CLIMATE
Lorrie Goldstein is right on the mark in his Aug. 10 column when he points out the disconnect between Liberal rhetoric and action. It is difficult to see how Canada can achieve commitments agreed to in the Paris Accord. Nevertheless, the Liberals do have a plan and it is up to the people of Canada to insist that it is effective enough to address climate disruption.
Carbon pricing is only one element of their plan and, at present, it is woefully inadequate. Yes, the price will have to increase, but there is a way that will provide a market-based solutions leading to emissions reduction and help lower-income families.
Through “Carbon Fee and Dividend,” a national price on the carbon dioxide content of fuels would be applied at source (the well-head, the border, etc.). The price would rise steadily with all the revenue going back to households on an equitable basis.
Inaction on the changing climate is not an option. We will pay for it one way or another. The choice is ours. PENNY HENDERSON, OTTAWA (We’d like to pay as little as possible for fuzzy political schemes, thanks.)