Big Oil Presents 'Conservative Climate Solution'

In this Tuesday Aug, 16, 2005 file photo an iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle. Scientists who are fine-tuning a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. Leaked documents show there is widespread disagreement among governments over how to address the contentious issue in Sept. 23-26 stock-taking report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Aan iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle. AP Photo/John McConnico
In this Tuesday Aug, 16, 2005 file photo an iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle. Scientists who are fine-tuning a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even as greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. Leaked documents show there is widespread disagreement among governments over how to address the contentious issue in Sept. 23-26 stock-taking report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Aan iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle. AP Photo/John McConnico

Big Oil Presents 'Conservative Climate Solution'

Big oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP stepped up yesterday to support a plan to tax carbon emissions put forth by a group of Republicans. 

The Climate Leadership Council group presented a “conservative climate solution” in February that taxed greenhouse gas emissions and returned the money to taxpayers in the form of a “climate dividend.” 

We talk about the Republican efforts with Citizens' Climate Lobby legislative director and director of research Danny Richter.