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Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that climate change is happening, and it is driven by human causes. There is very little debate over the fact that something must be done to stave off the potentially devastating effects of global climate change, but the question of “what” hangs ever-heavy over the people with power to make a change.

One of the largest fallacies associated with climate change is that it is an issue that is too large to tackle in our generation. While this may be true, that by no means asserts that action is futile. We know that pulling ancient carbon from the ground and releasing it into the atmosphere for energy is a dangerous game; but, when demands for electricity and power are high, and profits are even higher, how can we realistically cut our consumption of fossil fuels?

As this video (narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio) asserts, one solution – that has worked in the past – is to put a price on carbon. We are currently using the atmosphere as an open sewer to dump all our toxic energy outputs, and it is time that those responsible for this pollution are held accountable.

“Carbon” is the first film in Green World Rising, a four-part series narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that focuses on climate change challenges and solutions.

Watch this incredible video, and learn how placing a carbon tax on pollution is not only the best thing to do in the mind of environmentalists, but conservatives as well. Share this video and spread the word that we need to keep carbon in the ground!

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0 comments on “‘Why We MUST Put a Price on Carbon Now’ – Leonardo DiCaprio (VIDEO)”

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4 Years Ago

Another tax? Does nobody here except me notice that this is just scaremongering to get more money out of us gullible citizens? Climate change is excatly that - change. Climate changes all the time and taxing people will not stop it. I\'m a vegan and an activist, but c\'mon guys, CO2 doesn\'t raise temperatures. Higher temperatures increase CO", that\'s all. And temperature\'ll change again and the media will start reporting about a new ice age, just as they did in the 1970s.
Check out this video. You\'ll soon see who\'s hoodwinking who https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtg

4 Years Ago

I am surprised that One Green Planet has been suckered in to the global climate change agenda. Global climate changes have been proven to happen in cycles for 1000\'s of years.
. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg

Susan Spina
4 Years Ago

The point here is we need to work on everything, TOGETHER.
Work together everyone this country will be such a better place.

Kim Smith
4 Years Ago

Shame on everyone involved with this video. We are not easily given a choice to go without fossil fuels. It\'s not allowed for us to live off the grid in the city. Also, the big elephant in the room is the REAL cause of climate change - ANIMAL FACTORY FARMING! I\'ve been vegan 23 years because I knew back then how detrimental an animal based diet was to our planet. The food corporations own our government along with the pharmaceutical companies and chemical corporations. None of these industries want the general public to know the truth! An animal based diet is what\'s really killing our planet. It does more damage than all forms of transportation put together. What a piece of corporate propaganda looking to make more money off the public for their pollution!

16 Jul 2015

see https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLmIqdlomtuStFtMawXWLcH9Ia2TFFkDZ3&v=ZlTBC91L-x0

4 Years Ago

Meat production is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases at 51%, let alone cruel and inhumane - its this that should be stopped NOW, this should be the priority!

23 Aug 2014

absolutely agree....the CO2 from beef and pig production is an unseen menace. And the colon cancer rates and related health issues are of course seriously detrimental to human populations.

4 Years Ago

Wanting this misery to have been real is a pure war crime in the history books. Get ahead of the curve.
*Occupywallstreet now does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.
*Canada killed Y2Kyoto 2 years ago with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit). What did YOU do about it planet lovers?Prove me wrong;
Science has been their laughable "95%" certain it only "could" not WILL be a crisis and have NEVER said or agreed it WILL be a crisis with 100% certainty that THE END IS NEAR!


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