With Republican Statesmen Advocating a Carbon Tax, Can Conservatives and Progressives Agree on Climate Action?
Conservatives, especially in America, are known for doubting the science of climate change. But earlier this February something rather surprising happened - several elder Republican statesmen released a proposal for what they call a Conservative solution to climate change.
The plan consists primarily of a carbon tax, something that many progressives have long advocated for. But controversially for Democrats, the proposal also calls for repealing more intricate climate regulations such as the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.
At this time when by all signs it seems like the divide between Republicans and Democrats is wider than ever, can Conservatives and Progressives in America ever find common ground when it comes to climate change? Radio producer Barbara Lucas investigates...
Transcript of Barbara Lucas's report available here