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Washington Post | Nov 09, 2012

By: Steven Mufson, November 9

Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants to raise revenue, what can it do?

One answer: Pass a carbon tax.

A relatively...

Reuters Commentary | Nov 09, 2012

(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)


By Gerard Wynn

(Reuters) - Academics and lawmakers have proposed a U.S. carbon tax to curb...

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WBUR, Here and Now | Oct 30, 2012

Whenever there’s an extreme weather event, from a hurricane to a record drought, the question always arises: Is it climate change?

MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel told Here & Now's Robin Young that it's hard to know for sure, but it is clear that as...

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Foreign Affairs | Oct 18, 2012

The policy community has long prophesied about the coming water wars. But don't expect them anytime soon. More likely, tensions over access will merely exacerbate existing regional conflicts.

By: Shlomi...

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Maputo — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the United Nations have warned that Mozambique's infrastructure is vulnerable to extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent due to climate change.

According to MIT's Ken...

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Bloomberg BNA | Aug 28, 2012

By Ari Natter  

WASHINGTON, D.C.--A tax on carbon dioxide emissions could raise $1.5 trillion, according to a Massachusetts Institute of...

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The Hill | Aug 27, 2012

By: Zack Colman

Taxing carbon would generate $1.5 trillion, potentially giving politicians cover from making politically difficult decisions on taxes and social spending cuts, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released Monday.

A carbon tax...