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 Inspire Indeed on WRIR LP 97.3 FM - Richmond Independent Radio 
 Weekly Program
 William Nelson and Richard Taranto, lobbyists for CCL and Richmond chapter members
 Elaine Summerfield  
 Public Domain 
The Citizens Climate Lobby has 108 chapters around the U.S. and is involved at the policy level of environmental decision-making. Two lobbyists from the Richmond chapter of CCL discuss the anthropogenic components of climate change (e.g. increased levels of methane and CO2, water pollution and acidity, and deforestation) and how these factors might be controlled with policy. One option, the "Carbon Tax," would create a fee proportional to pollution ($15 per ton of CO2 emitted) and so use 'free market' principles to make green investment financially attractive and tenable. If environmental policies are not effected, climatological deterioration will continue with temperature increases beyond 4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the worst case prognoses at 8 degrees Fahrenheit. And climatological disaster will spoil essential resources like the water and food supply, produce crop pests and weed hypertrophy, shift climate zones, and, in transforming where and how people can live, cause mass migrations and global conflict. Guest speaker William Nelson says, "People are not good at making long-range decisions, but if we don't make them now, we are saddling our children and grandchildren with a deck of cards that they aren't going to be able to play with. ... It's going to change everything." For more information, visit
Elaine Summerfield, host
Andrew Hawes, sound engineer

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00:26:15 English 2013-06-18
 WRIR 97.3 FM studio, Richmond, VA
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Climate Change; Carbon Tax; Environmental Policy  00:26:15  128Kbps mp3
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