Insights · November 4th, 2007

In the November 15, 2007 edition of Rolling Stone, Al Gore in an interview suggests that large, not small, ideas are needed to deal with the climate crisis.

“”The current Presidential candidates call me from time to time. ‘Al, do you have any advice on how I could tweak my position on the climate crisis?’ I always respond. ‘Look, we’re way beyond tweaking – we have to have fundamental change. We ought to eliminate the payroll tax and replace it with a C02 tax. We ought to have a complete ban on any new coal fired generating plants. We ought to have a full investment tax credit for all advanced solar thermal power plants, which could supply most of the electricity this country needs. We ought to change the utility laws so that every person and business in the United States can install photovoltaic panels and small windmills and sell unused limited quantities of electricity into the grid.”

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Environment & Energy
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Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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