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Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

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Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

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Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming

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Note: Today's show is a re-run. It originally ran in July 2013.

Climate change seems like this complicated, intractable problem. But maybe it doesn't have to be.

On today's show, we talk to a couple economists about a very simple idea that could solve the climate-change problem: tax carbon emissions.

A carbon tax could be paired with cuts in the income tax. And it would drive down emissions without picking winners or losers, and without creating complicated regulations.

Music: Noah and the Whale's "5 Years Time." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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