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My 9/11 Story

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How It Will Happen.

We're experiencing many climate change related extreme weather events such as record drought followed by record rain in California.  These events, while extreme, do not seem to be moving the needle on attitudes toward global warming, especially not Congress and the new President and the people he's appointed to Federal offices.

I continue to believe what I've statednumeroustimes in the past, that it will be the rise in sea level that is going to get everyone's attention.

But that attention will come long before Miami and New Orleans are actually underwater.  This is how it will look like,

Coastal Cities Could Flood Three Times a Week by 2045 The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, with new research showing high tide flooding could become nearly incessant in places within 30 years. Such floods could occur several times a week on average by 2045 along the mid-Atlant…

Republican Group Calls For Carbon Tax

Republicans are calling for a carbon tax.
A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change.  The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Henry M. Paulson Jr., a former secretary of the Treasury, says that taxing carbon pollution produced by burning fossil fuels is “a conservative climate solution” based on free-market principles. It would be a neutral tax, that is, the funds collected would be disbursed among American families.  
The tax would be collected where the fossil fuels enter the economy, such as the mine, well or port; the money raised would be returned to consumers in what the group calls a “carbon dividend” amounting to an estimated $2,000 a year for the average family of four. This is a description of their plan:
First, the federal government would impose a gradually increasing tax on carbon dioxide emissions. It might begin at $40 per ton and inc…