2014 was the hottest year in recorded history
Spoke recently with members of the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee on An Act Combating Climate Change, my proposal to "put a price on carbon." Pollution and health care are huge expenses excluded from the price of coal, oil and natural gas; instead, the taxpayer gets whacked with pollution and health care costs later on. If we want to fight back against global warming, Mass. legislators should go where British Columbia has already gone -- to full upfront pricing for fossil fuels.