Update #6 ·

Social Cost of Carbon: 122,000+ comments sent!

Wow. Over 40,000 Climate Reality supporters stood up to big polluters and supported a strong Social Cost of Carbon. Together with our friends at The Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, and Organizing for Action, 122,264 people sent a message that our leaders can’t afford to ignore.

Campaign won!

As you already know, carbon pollution is driving climate change, transforming our weather, disrupting our lives, and threatening our future. We cannot afford to live in a world with unregulated, unchecked carbon pollution like we do today. The fact is 40 percent of the carbon pollution emitted in the U.S. comes from power plants -- and that's just too much. But here's the thing: we can do…

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The Social Cost of Carbon estimates the monetary damages that result from carbon pollution – essentially putting a value on the effects of climate change that are already costing us today. The Obama Administration requires agencies to factor in these damages when making new policies. After careful scientific analysis, the current estimate was increased to $37 per ton of carbon pollution. But…

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