A good letter to the LA times

Written by CCL member Christle: Stanford takes on Coal

Stanford’s choice should be everyone’s choice. It’s not just about tuition and faculty salaries. It’s about all of us doing our part to find ways to end the bickering that is suffocating governmental efforts to combat climate change around the globe.

It’s also, and most important, about seeing that there is a future for the people, animals and plants that wonderfully fill our world.

A revenue-neutral carbon fee that takes something from large and small greenhouse gas polluters and later gives something back is fair to all. What’s needed is for a great institution like Stanford to seize the lead, follow its own faculty member’s suggestion and provide the model that other universities, corporations, governments and households can follow.

Providing rational leadership is what great universities do.

Christle Balvin
Pasadena

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