We put up 42 blog posts last year, an average of one every nine days. Half-a-dozen addressed the Washington state carbon-tax initiative, I-732, explaining why we backed it strongly. Ten pertained to the elections, with four on Trump, three on GOP denialism, and three on the Democratic candidates’ carbon tax stances.
Several of our posts used our carbon-tax model to quantify impacts of different carbon taxes and contrast those that would make a big dent in emissions (like Sen. Sanders’) and those that wouldn’t (ExxonMobil’s). Other posts ranged from soda taxes (a possible political template for pollution taxes) to climate science, from China (where emissions appear to be peaking) to Wyoming (still in the thrall of coal, while renewables languish).
Collectively, they got lots of eyeballs. Below we’ve collected screenshots from the ten most popular, in reverse chronological order. Links in titles will take you to the full posts. For the really curious, our directory of 2016 posts (and 2015, 2014, 2013 …) is here.
Dec. 13: The Good News: A clean electricity boom is why the Clean Power Plan is way ahead of schedule
Dec. 6: “Keep It In The Ground” Needs a Carbon Tax
Nov. 10: After The Trump Win
Oct.28: Fighting in the Trenches Doesn’t Excuse Ignorance on Carbon Taxes
Sept 13: Carbon Tax Can Be a Remedy for Toxic Hot Spots
July 7: Carbon Tax Works: CTC’s New Carbon Tax Model
June 2: How Donald Trump Profited From Clean Air Rules
April 16: What the Sanders-Clinton Clash over a Carbon Tax Says about Democrats and Climate Change
March 9: China Emissions Will Peak Soon (If They Haven’t Already): New Study
Jan. 21: Just How Scary Is 2015’s Temperature Record? We Count the Ways
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Sid Abma says
President Trump is a business man who wants to Make America Great Again by creating a lot of jobs that will bolster our economy. He needs to realize that a lot of jobs can be created by applying the technology of Carbon Capture Utilization to the exhaust of coal and natural gas power plants. This technology transforms the CO2 into useful – saleable products. It will create thousands of full time jobs in a number of sectors. This will greatly reduce America’s carbon emission numbers and benefit our economy.