Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of governmentlocal, state, and federaltake immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But theres a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas are floating about, and many of them arent very good. Its quite possible that bad climate policy will result, and that many years will then be lost before real emission reductions occur.We cant afford to let that happen. Thats why this citizens guide is so important. It explains in clear and simple language what different climate policies will doand what they wont do. It tells you whos behind the policies, whod pay for them, and whod profit. It strips away the spin and tells you the key facts you need to know.In a very real sense, this guide ushers in the next stage of the global-warming debate. In the first stage, we discussed the problem. In the next stage, we must choose solutions. Should we adopt a carbon tax? A carbon cap? A trading system that allows companies to offset their emissions by paying others to plant trees?This guide examines these proposals and many others. Its essential reading for anyone who wants to stop climate change before its too late.
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