Gary Rickerd

Global Deforestation.

Humans have a long history of deforestation, clearing areas for agriculture or infrastructure for centuries. However, as time has gone on, a growing human population, rapidly expanding industries and globalization have made deforestation more common. As early as the 17th century, extensive deforestation was the happening across North America and Europe. Colonizers deforested broad swaths of North …

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Climate Tax.

A carbon tax is a fee for emitting a certain amount of carbon through the burning of fossil fuels and other industrial processes. Carbon taxes are one of two forms of carbon pricing, with the other being emissions trading systems (ETS). Mitigation and preventative strategies like carbon taxes and ETSs are vital to slowing and reversing climate …

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