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WATCH: Annie Leonard Presents: The Story of Cap and Trade

Posted By dpacheco On December 31, 2009 @ 3:47 pm In Nature & Environment,Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

From Annie Leonard, creator of the popular animated documentary short The Story of Stuff, comes The Story of Cap and Trade, a cogent takedown of the flawed proposition that cap-and-trade is the solution to climate change.

Cap-and-trade, Leonard argues, rewards historic polluters and lines the pockets of corporate middlemen with billions, while doing nothing meaningful to address climate change. A much more sane approach would be the cap-and-dividend system proposed by Peter Barnes [1] (Climate Solutions: A Citizen’s Guide), in which the money from carbon permits flows back to us, the average citizens. But that’s only the beginning.

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Visit The Story of Cap and Trade here. [2]

 

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Article printed from Chelsea Green: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content

URL to article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/watch-annie-leonard-presents-the-story-of-cap-and-trade/

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[1] Peter Barnes: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/peter_barnes

[2] Image: http://storyofstuff.com/capandtrade/

[3] Tell Your Senators to Cosponsor CLEAR Act: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/tell-your-senators-to-cosponsor-clear-act/

[4] Peter Barnes Explains Carbon Caps: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/peter-barnes-explains-carbon-caps/

[5] Who’s Getting Rich Off Cap and Trade?: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/whos-getting-rich-off-cap-and-trade/

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