A Strategy to Unite Americans against Global Warming

Michael Howard, University of Maine

Relying on Inside the Beltway bargains, professional environmentalists failed to persuade Congress to pass "cap and trade" legislation. We need transparency and citizen engagement, argues Michael Howard, who explains how all Americans can be mobilized to build a green economy.

Read Howard's brief here.

Learn more about Michael Howard's involvement in the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and read about his research on the Alaska Fund that allows citizens of that state to benefit equally from Alaska's oil wealth. This innovative program sends dividend checks to each Alaskan citizen every year and could, Howard argues, serve as a model for a participatory approach to fighting global warming and redirecting energy use by American families and businesses.

May 2013