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by Bjinse on Tue Aug 1st, 2017 at 07:24:07 PM EST
Trump is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. Is it time to boycott America?
Trump is known to like walls. Maybe a wall of carbon tariffs around the US is a solution he will understand" -- Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau.
A few influential voices have already been calling for climate-related sanctions against the US. In 2006 Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz recommended sanctions against the US because of its climate inaction. Last year, famed author and activist Naomi Klein did the same. This year, "the most influential ethicist alive", Peter Singer, proposed them too. So did South African climate justice activist-academic Patrick Bond, as well as the Financial Times' Martin Wolff. Even former French president Nicolas Sarkozy suggested sanctions in the form of a carbon tax of 1-3% on US imports [2015] -- a proposal that could be refined by only taxing States that are not taking meaningful climate action, unlike Hawaii, California and others.

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by Cat on Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 at 09:51:44 PM EST
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