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Who's Saving the Planet?

98 EpisodesProduced by Planet Savers Org. Website

Discover how the minds, methods and money that fueled the explosion of innovation and disruption in silicon valley are working to build the technology, products and companies that will save the planet. Hosts: Lex Kiefhaber and Tony Noto. Music: Bill Gagliardi.

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Death, or Taxes?

Can we save our future by putting a price on carbon? A carbon tax has been in the conversation since the 70's, but we've had very little in the way of progress despite decades of scientist and economists arguing that it could be the most efficient and effective method of combating climate change. So, what gives?

This week we bring Peter Vail Marsters, researcher and carbon tax expert from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy, on to the pod to dig into the weeds about all things carbon tax. Why has the political process been so lacking? What should a ton of carbon actually cost, and how do we come up with that number? And a question that's the root of all politics: if we did enact a tax, who gets the money? 


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