Lowell Lecture

Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

Date & Time

Oct. 1, 2014


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett Dr. Gary Rucinski, physicist, Lincoln Laboratories Anne Kelly, director of public policy,CERES

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

The notion of a carbon tax as the most efficient way to combat greenhouse gas emissions was first proposed by MIT professor David G. Wilson in 1973 and was greeted with silence. James Hansen proposed the idea again 30 years later and was greeted with skepticism. Now Massachusetts has taken up the idea. A panel including Massachusetts State Senator Mike Barrett , co-sponsor of a bill proposing the nation's first carbon tax, physicist and activist Dr. Gary Rucinski, and Anne Kelly, director of public policy at CERES, discusses using a carbon tax to combat global warming and create a sustainable economic future. How would a carbon tax work? What impact would it have on jobs and the economy? What hurdles would it have to clear to be adopted?
Co-sponsored by Environmental Tax Reform-Massachusetts.