WEATHER »

Carbon Fee and Dividend Before It’s Too Late


Recent news articles about atmospheric carbon dioxide approaching the ‘dire milestone’ of 400 parts per million remind us that we are dangerously near a threshold of catastrophic change to the world as we know it. Fire season in May in Southern California is another first-hand warning.

The time for piecemeal, half-hearted, and voluntary measures to curb global warming is over. A nationwide, market-based carbon fee and dividend as proposed by Citizens Climate Lobby is urgently needed. Our Congress must act before it’s too late.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

SEC Sues Goleta Breast Implant Company’s CEO for Fraud

Hani Zeini allegedly concealed information and misled investors.

Goleta Woman Arrested in Hope Ranch for Prowling

Christen Aceves was also wanted for unlawful possession of a bird of prey.

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support.

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.