CO2 Levels Spike: What Should We Do?

CO2 Levels Spike: What Should We Do?

John Vechey of PopCap Games recently joined The Motley Fool for a climate change summit. His first panel guests are Dr. Rachel Cleetus and Dr. Joe Casola. Dr. Cleetus is a climate economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she advocates for effective global warming policies at the state, regional, federal, and international levels. Dr. Casola is program director for science and impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, which works to assess the current state of knowledge regarding climate change and its impacts, and to promote actions that strengthen climate resilience.

Carbon dioxide levels have skyrocketed in the last 50 years, and scientists agree that humans are the cause. Dr. Cleetus reveals what may come as a surprise: Many economists actually agree on how we should respond.

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