Nelson musician Brian Rosen recently released a music video for his song Right Upon the Hour.

LETTER: Citizens’ Climate Lobby calls for fee and dividend

Jan Slakov, Laura Sacks, Michael Jessen and Kate Polle wrote in response to our story on Brian Rosen.

It’s great to see your article about Brian Rosen’s song, Right Upon the Hour, urging people to act on the climate issue. As the song says, we need to find a solution.

As members of the transnational climate action group Citizens’ Climate Lobby, we would like to propose one important part of the solution we need: a fee and dividend price on carbon.

This approach is popular with economists, like George Shultz, and climate scientists, like James Hansen. A price is placed on carbon-based fuels at the source and increased steadily each year, with all the money returned to Canadians in the form of equal dividend cheques.

Fee and dividend is similar to BC’s internationally-acclaimed carbon tax. The next step for BC is to harmonize our tax with a national system, making it more effective and providing greater economic benefits.

It’s time to call on our MPs to implement carbon fee and dividend at a national level. We need a carbon price that is fair, transparent and effective – fee and dividend. You can learn more at citizensclimatelobby.ca.

Jan Slakov, Salt Spring Island

Laura Sacks, Upper Glade

Michael Jessen, Nelson

Kate Polle, Victoria, BC

Citizens Climate Lobby members

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