Media Coverage

Stories and op-eds on carbon taxes

BC is increasing its carbon tax (Sightline Institute, Sept. 27, 2017)

In our view: United front needed | Editorial (The Columbian, Sept. 26, 2017)

Give voters one plan for carbon tax | Editorial (Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 21, 2017)

Uh-oh: Dueling carbon initiatives | Editorial (The Olympian, Sept. 19, 2017)

Washington’s tribes might push their own carbon tax initiative in 2018: “We are running out of time” (Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 16, 2017)

The Nature Conservancy is forging a new coalition to push for statewide climate policy (Seattle Times, September 7, 2017

Columnist Danny Westneat calls for national carbon tax (Seattle Times, August 30, 2017)

Harvey should provoke broader policy discussion | Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post, August 30, 2017)

How Democrats Can Get Trump to Enact a Carbon Tax (New York, August 28, 2017)

Wash. Budget Has Pros and Cons for Environmental Policies (KNKX Radio, July 9, 2017)

Carbon dividends plan gains Exxon’s backing as public climate concern hits new high (Carbon Tax Center, June 20, 2017

Exxon, GM and Pepsi plan to back carbon tax floated by ex-GOP officials (Washington Post, June 20, 2017)

Schultz and Summers: This is the one climate solution that’s best for the environment — and for business (Washington Post, June 19, 2017)

Commentary: Putting a price on carbon buys a healthier state (Everett Herald, June 18, 2017)

Shutting down state government is a really dumb idea (The Olympian, June 17, 2017)

Millennials to Washington State Leaders: Take Action to Back Up Climate Rhetoric (National Geographic Channel, June 10, 2017)

Seattle-based conservation group weighs potential carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, June 13, 2017)

The Future is Carbon-Priced and the U.S. is Getting Left Behind (Sightline Institute, June 6, 2017)

A conversation with Carbon Washington Exec Director Kyle Murphy (Washington State Wire, May 1, 2017)

A carbon tax is right for environment and economy | Philip Jones and Howard Behar (Seattle Times, April 25, 2017)

Carbon tax helps environment, boosts economy (Moscow-Pullman Daily News, April 26, 2017)

It’s time for states to save the planet: State-level carbon taxes offer a path to the ultimate climate solution. (Huffington Post, April 26, 2017)

Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time (Seattle Weekly, April 20, 2017)

A carbon tax makes sense for our environment, economy, and state budget | Kyle Murphy and Dave Kozin  (Seattle Business, April 5, 2017)


Stories on climate and environmental policy

Will Northern California Soon Have Southern California’s Climate? (The Atlantic, Oct. 17, 2017)

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s (The Conversation, May 23, 2016)

Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand (New York Times, Oct. 15, 2017)

Fire and floods: Did climate play a role in this fall’s disasters? (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 13, 2017)

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule (New York Times, Oct. 9, 2017)

Our Changing Climate Mind-Set (New York Times, Oct. 7, 2017)

There are now 30 self-proclaimed climate-concerned House R’s. This new bill could be their gut check. (Carbon Tax Center, Oct. 5, 2017)

Using outer space to help cool buildings on Earth (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 2, 2017)

Climate Alliance is ‘on track’ for Paris pact with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s support (GeekWire, Sept. 20, 2017)

The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior (New York Times, Sept. 18, 2017)

High probability: Devastating impact from global warming | David Brooks (New York Times, Sept. 13, 2017)

Irma, and the Rise of Extreme Rain | David Leonhardt (New York Times, Sept. 12, 2017)

Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening | Bill McKibben (The Guardian, Sept. 11, 2017)

Damage from Hurricane Irma, Harvey Add to Growing U.S. Costs of Climate Change (Inside Climate News, Sept. 11, 2017)

Pope Francis warns “history will judge” climate change deniers (Vox, Sept. 11, 2017)

Miami’s mayor on Hurricane Irma: ‘If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is’ (Miami Herald, Sept. 8, 2017)

What Will Happen If We Fail to Address the Climate Crisis (Bill Moyers, Sept. 6, 2017)

We Don’t Deny Harvey, So Why Deny Climate Change? (New York Times, Sept. 2, 2017)

Hurricane Harvey: Readers weigh in (Seattle Times, Sept. 1, 2017)

In Hurricane Harvey’s Wake, We Need a Green ‘New Deal’ (New York Times, August 31, 2017)

Harvey has your eyes this week, but climate change needs your action | Jerry Large (Seattle Times, August 31, 2017)

Harvey should be the turning point in fighting climate change (Washington Post, August 29, 2017)

Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Cause (New York Times, August 29, 2017)

If Donald Trump won’t tackle climate change, then Chicago will | Rahm Emanuel (The Guardian, August 29, 2017)

It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly | Michael E. Mann (The Guardian, August 28, 2017)

Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like (Politico, August 28, 2017)

U.S. Energy Agency Asked Scientists to Scrub References to Climate Change (Scientific American, August 28, 2017)

Alaska’s Permafrost is Thawing (New York Times, August 22, 2017)

Rising sea levels will create climate refugees | Video (CBS News, August 21, 2017)

Spokane adopts Sustainability Action Plan (KNKX Radio, July 18, 2017)

Are We as Doomed as That New York Magazine Article Says? Why it’s so hard to talk about the worst problem in the world (The Atlantic, July 10, 2017)

The Man Who Coined the Term ‘Global Warming’ on the Worst-Case Scenario for Planet Earth (New York, July 10, 2017)

When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine (New York, July 9, 2017)

Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100 (Business Insider, June 27, 2017)

These experts say we have three years to get climate change under control. And they’re the optimists. (Washington Post, June 29, 2017)

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others (New York Times, June 29, 2017)

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize (New York Times, June 26, 2017)

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready (TIME, June 23, 2017)

No, Cities Are Not Actually Leading on Climate. Enough With the Mindless Cheerleading (Green Tech Media, June 21, 2017)

The science behind Arizona’s record-setting heat wave (Pacific Standard, June 20, 2017)

Brazil’s president announces plan to protect forest – after plea from Gisele (The Guardian, June 20, 2017)

By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind (National Geographic, June 19, 2017)

Climate change cost: What will be B.C.’s price tag? (CBC News, June 17, 2017)

Vast majority of U.S. cities ignore climate commitments (National Review, June 15, 2017)

Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S. (National Geographic, June 15, 2017)

Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas (Washington Post, June 15, 2017)

Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a ‘worst case scenario’ (Washington Post, June 15, 2017

The Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion. (Slate, June 15, 2017)

A Wall Street veteran’s views on climate risk: We must act now (The Hill, June 13, 2017)

Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change (Huffington Post, June 13, 2017)

Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal (NPR, June 10, 2017)

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe: How states can lead on clean energy (Washington Post, June 9, 2017)

Seven former heads of Energy renewables office balk at Trump budget (Washington Post, June 8, 2017)

Editorial: Pressure Puget Sound Energy to abandon all coal (Seattle Times, June 7, 2017)

In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving (New York Times, June 6, 2017)

Post-ABC poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Trump scrapping Paris agreement (Washington Post, June 3, 2017)

Solar’s rise lifted blue-collar workers in N.C. Now they’re worried about Trump. (Washington Post, June 3, 2017)

Opinion: Climate Anger Isn’t Enough (New York Times, June 2, 2017)

Paris pullout: Defiant US Climate Alliance emerges in its wake (Christian Science Monitor, June 2, 2017)

California and Other States Step Into the Climate Policy Void (NBC News, June 2, 2017)

Der Spiegel: Donald Trump’s Triumph of Stupidity (Spiegel Online, June 2, 2017)

‘Climate Change Is Real’: Many U.S. Companies Lament Paris Accord Exit (New York Times, June 1, 2017)

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord (New York Times, June 1, 2017)

Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement (New York Times, June 1, 2017)

What to Expect as U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Accord (New York Times, June 1, 2017)

Can Climate Pact Survive if History’s Top Polluter Leaves? (New York Times, June 1, 2017)

Why climate-deal pullout may have unexpected results (Christian Science Monitor, May 31, 2017)

The big political takeaways on the U.S. exiting the Paris agreement (Washington Post, June 1, 2017)

Renewable energy continues to grow globally, despite Trump moving in the opposite direction (Associated Press, June 1, 2017)

All the ways Trump is shredding Obama’s climate agenda (Politico, May 31, 2017)

Cliff Mass and Charles Mudede Debate Climate Change! The Fate of Humanity Hangs in the Balance! (The Stranger, May 31, 2017)

The Ghost of Climate-Change Future (The Atlantic, May 30, 2017)

Antarctic Dispatches: Racing to Find Answers in the Ice (New York Times, May 18, 2017)

Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn (Washington Post, May 9, 2017)

The face of environmentalism isn’t so white anymore. That’ll define its success today. (Vox, May 4, 2017)

The EPA climate website taken down for review was accurate, scientists say (Washington Post, May 4, 2017)

In the Trump White House, the momentum has turned against the Paris climate agreement (Washington Post, May 3, 2017)

Should US exit the Paris climate deal? Some fossil-fuel firms say no. (Christian Science Monitor, May 2, 2017)

Could making climate change a ‘pro-life’ issue bring conservatives on board? (Christian Science Monitor, May 2, 2017)

You probably have eco anxiety. You just don’t know it | A new podcast from KUOW explores the choices we make in a world we have changed

Richard Branson on Trump’s coal plans: ‘I can’t think of anything more stupid’ (Washington Post, May 2, 2017)

Laying a road map for states, liberal senators introduce bill to end U.S. fossil fuel use by 2050 (Washington Post, April 27, 2017)

Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast (Bloomberg, April 26, 2017)

Is employee activism on sustainability nearing a tipping point? (Green Biz, April 26, 2017)

Seattle Crushes Rain Record, While Rival Portland Wet, Too (US News & World Report, April 25, 2017)

Record-breaking climate events all over the world are being shaped by global warming, scientists find (Washington Post, April 24, 2017)

Seattle’s March for Science draws thousands on Earth Day — including a Nobel Prize winner (Seattle Times, April 22, 2017)

Voices from the Seattle March for Science Protest (The Stranger, April 22, 2017)

Tacoma March for Science: Keep your politics out of our facts (The News Tribune, April 22, 2017)

Scientists and supporters rally at Spokane’s Riverfront Park (Spokesman-Review, April 22, 2017)

John Kerry: Why I’m an optimist this Earth Day (Washington Post, April 22, 2017)

New section: Climate Changed (Bloomberg, April 22, 2017)

Climate Change is Now | David Leonhardt (New York Times, April 21, 2017)

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity (New York Times, April 21, 2017)

The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency (New York Times, April 20, 2017)

Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present (New York Times, April 19, 2017)

How a melting Arctic changes everything (Bloomberg, April 19, 2017)

How a warming planet drives human migration (New York Times, April 19, 2017)

Wind power to fuel Sound Transit light-rail trains (Seattle Times, April 19, 2017)

Coal Museum Sees the Future; Trump Doesn’t (New York Times, April 19, 2017)

Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables (NPR, April 17, 2017)

In quest for clean power, Microsoft wants to bypass Puget Sound Energy under new deal (Seattle Times, April 13, 2017)

Guess Who’s for a Carbon Tax Now (New York Times, April 11, 2017)

Carbon tax is down but don’t count it out (Crosscut, April 11, 2017)

Portland, Multnomah County commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2050 (The Oregonian, April 10, 2017)

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump | Michael R. Bloomberg (New York Times, March 31, 2017)

Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity (The Guardian, March 30, 2017)

Why Trump rollback of Obama climate policies could be a long slog (Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 2017)

Could a Moore’s Law for carbon emissions halt climate change? (Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2017)

The Great Barrier Reef is dying (Washington Post, March 19, 2017)

Republicans Break Ranks With Pledge to Fight Climate Change (Bloomberg, March 15, 2017)

The House Republicans Calling for Climate Action in the Trump Era (including Dave Reichert) (The Atlantic, March 15, 2017)

Trump mileage policy could put carmaker innovation at risk (Christian Science Monitor, March 15, 2017)

Obama left Trump a major climate-change report — and independent scientists just said it’s accurate (Washington Post, March 15, 2017)

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded (Washington Post, March 13, 2017)

E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change (New York Times, March 9, 2017)

How climate influences weather: six questions (Christian Science Monitor, March 1, 2017)

White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs (Washington Post, March 1, 2017)

China smashes solar energy records, as coal use and CO2 emissions fall once again (ThinkProgress, Feb. 28, 2017)

Members of Congress met to discuss the costs of climate change. They ended up debating its existence. (Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2017)

The conservative case for a carbon tax (The Olympian, Feb. 20, 2017)

Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything (Washington Post, Feb. 19, 2017)

Wildlife more threatened by climate change than previously thought (Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 15, 2017)

More evidence of global melt: Antarctic sea ice at record lows (Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 15, 2017)

Progressives Need to Get Over Themselves and Support This GOP-Backed Carbon-Tax Plan (The Nation, Feb. 14, 2017)

Humans are changing the climate 170 times faster than natural forces (Yale Environment 360, Feb. 13, 2017)

Washington could double down on clean energy (Crosscut, Feb. 13, 2017)

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power (Green car Reports, Feb. 12, 2017)

A Price On Carbon Is Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. It’s Just Practical (Huffington Post, Feb. 12, 2017)

Want ‘climate change consensus’? Let’s form the McChrystal Commission. Hugh Hewitt (Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2017)

‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax (New York Times, Feb. 7, 2017)

For Republicans, carbon tax isn’t dead, just dormant (Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 3, 2017)

Republicans Try a New Tack on Climate Change (New York Times, Feb. 2, 2017)

Why a climate economist is giving carbon’s ‘social cost’ a second look (Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 1, 2017)

Congress and Trump have begun reversing multiple Obama rules on the environment — and more (Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2017)

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’ (New York Times, Jan. 28, 2017)

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants (Vox, Jan. 27, 2017)

Seattle-native-turned-climate-scientist: Numbers don’t lie about human impact on Earth | Jerry Large (Seattle Times, Jan. 26, 2017)

How 21 kids could keep climate websites from going completely dark (Mashable, Jan. 26, 2017)

What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Dismantle Obama’s Climate Rules (New York Times, Jan. 26, 2017)

2016 Officially Declared Hottest Year on Record (Climate Reality Project, Jan. 25, 2017)

As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos (New York Times, Jan. 21, 2017)

With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website (Jan. 20, 2017)

Americans increasingly view global warming as a threat (, Jan. 18, 2017)

Heating up: Earth breaks record for hottest year, for the third time in a row (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 18, 2017)

No Hoax: 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record (Bloomberg, Jan. 18, 2017)

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. (Washington Post, Jan. 18, 2017)

Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’ (Washington Post, Jan., 18, 2017)

Xi at Davos Urges Trump to Stay in ‘Hard Won’ Paris Climate Deal (Bloomberg, Jan. 17, 2017)

Not even Trump can easily reverse our progress on climate change (Washington Post, Jan. 16, 2017)

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere | Alex Steffen (Medium, Dec. 15, 2016)

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it. (Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2017)

His zeal isn’t clear, but Tillerson calls climate change a ‘threat’ (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 11, 2017)

Scientists just discovered a massive pool of carbon in central Africa that nobody knew was there (Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2017)

This bumble bee was everywhere. Now it’s on the endangered species list. (Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2017)

Antarctica is about to lose an enormous piece of ice. The question is what happens after that. (Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2017)

A new, safer way to monitor the warming oceans (Crosscut, Jan. 9, 2017)

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears (Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017)

Obama in scientific journal: ‘The trend toward clean energy is irreversible’ (Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2017)

Nixon went to China. Can Trump do climate change? | Bob Inglis (The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 20, 2016)

The coming battle between the Trump team and economists over the true cost of climate change (Washington Post, Dec. 22, 2016)

Ecology Department Recommends More Stringent Targets For Carbon Emissions In Washington (KNKX 88.5 FM, Dec. 20, 2016)

Judge: Seattle kids can move ahead with climate rights case (Associated Press, Dec. 20, 2016)

Scientists confirm that warm ocean water is melting the biggest glacier in East Antarctica (Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2016)

This Is What Climate Change Costs Us (New York Times, Dec. 15, 2016)

The Arctic just had its hottest year on record ‘by far,’ scientists say (Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2016)

The U.S. solar industry is booming — and it isn’t afraid of Trump (Washington Post, Dec. 14, 2016)

Shrinking mountain glaciers are ‘categorical evidence’ of climate change, scientists say (Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2016)

Washington State Opinion Polling Shows Strong Support for Climate Action (Plan Washington, Nov. 28, 2016)

Washington teens sue over emissions policy (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 23, 2016)

The big melt: Sea ice hits record lows at both North and South Poles (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 20, 2016)

What Trump really means for global progress on climate change (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 19, 2016)

Letter to Trump: why businesses could be the face of climate progress (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 18, 2016)

Climate action far from dead in Washington (The Olympian, Nov. 18, 2016)

Take a deep breath and don’t freak out about the future of clean energy under Trump (Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2016)

Carbon Tax, RIP? (Niskanen Center, Nov. 15, 2016)

2016 on course to be hottest on record, says UN weather agency (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 14, 2016)

Stunningly good news for the planet: Carbon emissions were flat for the third straight year (Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2016)

Carbon Tax Reversal in Washington State (, Nov. 12, 2016)

There will never be a better time to save the planet | Alex Steffen (Medium, Nov. 10, 2016)

Canada PM says to stick to carbon price plan despite Trump win (Reuters, Nov. 10, 2016)

Bridging the partisan divide: Carbon pricing offers efficient climate change solution (Mountain Xpress, Nov. 10, 2016)

Washington State Voters Reject Nation’s First Carbon Tax (Inside Climate News, Nov. 10, 2016)

Washington State Rejects Country’s First Stab At Carbon Tax (Huffington Post, Nov. 9, 2016)

5 Big Wins, 2 Big Losses on Key Eco-Ballot Initiatives (EcoWatch, Nov. 9, 2016)

Washington rejects the Initiative 732 carbon tax — here’s what’s next (Puget Sound Business Journal, Nov 8, 2016)

Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Five Years on Record (Bloomberg, Nov. 8, 2016)

Feeling the burn: 2011-2015 was hottest five-year span on record, UN says (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 8, 2016)

Naomi Klein Is Wrong On The Policy That Could Change Everything (Carbon Tax Center, Nov. 7, 2016)

To The Left-Green Opponents of I-732: How Does It Feel? (Carbon Tax Center, Nov. 4, 2016)

Why Climate Change Divides Us (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 12, 2016)


Stories and op-eds about I-732

2016 Proved Reducing Emissions Is Not The Top Goal For Influential Green Groups (Forbes, Nov. 8, 2016)

Are Washingtonians About to Vote Down a Chance to Fight Climate Change? (The Atlantic, Nov 7, 2016)

Washington state’s chance to lead the climate fight | Ned Witting (Crosscut, Nov. 5, 2016)

Green voters seem confused this election (Crosscut, Nov. 5, 2016)

Koch brothers are the latest strange bedfellows in Washington state carbon tax fight (PBS NewsHour, Nov. 4, 2016)

RFK, Jr: Washington Voters Step Up, Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (EcoWatch, Nov. 4, 2016)

Readers’ most important issues and how they affected their votes (Seattle Times, Nov. 4 2016)

Koch brothers chip in money to defeat Washington carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, Nov. 4, 2016)

Kochs Block Carbon Tax (Seattle Weekly, Nov. 4, 2016)

If you are undecided about I-732, read this before you vote (Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Nov. 4, 2016)

A closer look at I-732 (KING-TV, Nov. 3, 2016)

Carbon tax initiative foes, backers raise last minute cash (Seattle Times, Nov. 3, 2016)

PSE pumps $125,000 into defeating I-732 carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, Nov. 2, 2016)

Is Coal’s Political Heft Plunging? One State May Be Canary in Mine (New York Times, Nov. 2, 2016)

First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands (Yes! Magazine, Oct. 30, 2016)

Support I-732 to give businesses a predictable plan for carbon reduction | Christopher T. Bayley (Puget Sound Business Journal, Oct. 28, 2016)

The left’s opposition to a carbon tax shows there’s something deeply wrong with the left (Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2016)

In Washington, Climate Change Legislation Has A Surprising New Enemy (Huffington Post, Oct. 26, 2016)

Washington State’s Ambitious Carbon Tax Proposal (New York Times, Oct. 24, 2016)

One state tests liberals’ ability to rally around a carbon tax (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 24, 2016)

Guest Editorial: To Fight Climate Change and Poverty, Vote YES on Initiative 732 (The Stranger, Oct. 24, 2016)

A Climate Change Policy that Benefits the Poor (The Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2016)

Washington can lead on climate change by passing I-732 | James Hansen (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

I-732 is the right moral step to take action on climate change | Gail Gatton (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

I-732 proposes incentives, not mandates, in tackling climate change | Todd Myers (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

When Climate Campaigners Miss the Point (Bloomberg View, Oct. 21, 2016)

Environmentalists’ Disdain for Washington’s Carbon Tax (Slate, Oct. 20, 2016)

The Endorsements (Seattle Weekly, Oct. 19, 2016)

The left vs. a carbon tax (Vox, Oct. 18, 2016)

The Stranger‘s Endorsements for the November 2016 General Election (The Stranger, Oct. 18, 2016)

It could be the nation’s first carbon tax. And environmentalists are fighting over it (The Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2016)

Why are greens opposing a carbon tax? (ClimateWire, Oct. 17, 2016)

Of Wood and Trees – Environmentalists against the environment in the Evergreen state (The Economist, Oct. 15, 20-16)

How a tax on carbon has divided Northwest climate activists (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 13, 2016)

Time for a carbon tax? A former Bush official says yes (USA Today, Oct. 9, 2016)

Opposition to Washington’s historic carbon tax initiative is coming from the unlikeliest of sources (Think Progress, Oct. 6, 2016)

Should carbon emissions be taxed? WA voters to decide (KUOW, Oct. 6, 2016)

Opinion: Canada just did something awesome that US should copy (John Sutter/CNN, Oct. 4, 2016)

Washington State Could Pass the First Carbon Tax in the Nation (Audubon, Oct. 3, 2016)

Initiative 732: A ‘Carbon Tax Swap’ To Address Climate Change (KNKX, Oct. 3, 2016)

Tax measure flawed but better than no carbon price (The Olympian, Oct. 1, 2016)

You’d think the Sierra Club would back carbon-cutting I-732 – but you’d be wrong (Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2016)

Sierra Club Members Dispute Sierra Club Position on Carbon Tax Measure (Seattle Weekly, Sept. 30, 2016)

Growth Friendly Climate Proposal (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 2016)

Tax carbon polluters, not working families (Crosscut, Sept. 20, 2016)

Vote on nation’s first carbon tax sets off environmental justice row (Fusion, Sept. 15, 2016)

Carbon-emissions tax initiative stirs strong debate (Spokane Journal of Business, Sept. 8, 2016)

Carbon tax initiative looks like a nail-biter (Crosscut, Sept. 6, 2016)

A Carbon Tax for Thee, But Not For Me (Niskanen Center, Sept. 6, 2016)

“The Nader Moment” for Washington State Environmentalists (Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Sept. 6, 2016)

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Trump’s Snake and a Carbon Tax Debate (The Stranger, Aug. 31, 2016)

As the Election Heats Up, Voters Could Propel Carbon Taxes (Triple Pundit, August 29, 2016)

Why the Democrats Are Fighting the Biggest Carbon Tax in American History (National Review, August 30, 2016)

Carbon-tax initiative backers press campaign despite green opposition (Seattle Times, August 13, 2016)

Does I-732 go far enough? Progressives can’t seem to agree (Tacoma News Tribune, August 13, 2016)

Carbon tax proposal a practical step to limit climate change (Tri-City Herald, August 13, 2016)

The Case for a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax in Washington State (Seattle Business, August 2016)

Weighing the Critiques of CarbonWA’s I-732: Three points of contention in Washington’s fight for a carbon-free future (Sightline Institute, August 3, 2016)

Does I-732 Really Have a “Budget Hole”? To the digit that anyone can accurately forecast, the tax swap is revenue-neutral (Sightline Institute, August 2, 2016)

Weighing CarbonWA’s Tax Swap Ballot Initiative: Washington climate hawks’ guide to the pros and cons of I-732 (Sightline Institute, August 1, 2016)

Locals Work to Make Public Aware of Major Carbon Tax Proposal (Whatcom Watch, July 2016)

Sen. Steve Litzow endorses pollution reduction initiative (Mercer Island Reporter, June 23, 2016)

Climate Justice from the Ground Up (, May 27, 2016)

UW students campaign for carbon tax (KING-TV, May 20, 2016)

Can a tax help cut down greenhouse gas pollution? (PBS NewsHour, April 21, 2016)

There’s a cheap, proven fix to the world’s biggest problem (CNN, April 19, 2016)

In Our View: Examine Carbon Tax (The Columbian, March 2, 2016)

Washington’s carbon-pricing fight hits snags (The Olympian, March 1, 2016)

Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Op-ed from Joe Ryan (Feb. 22, 2016)

Ed Mahlum and Joe Ryan: Carbon tax is best climate change solution (Spokane Spokesman-Review, Feb. 20, 2016)

State fiscal office miscalculates carbon initiative’s revenue stream (The Olympian, Feb. 7, 2016)

Will Washington Pass Nation’s First State-Level Carbon Tax? (The American Prospect, Jan. 28, 2016)

(PDFCarbon Washington Co-chair Joe Ryan On the Environmental Movement and Why 2016 is So Important (Washington State Wire, Jan. 27, 2016)

Carbon Tax Initiative Campaigner Forging Ahead, With Humor Intact (KPLU, Jan. 14, 2016)

(PDFThe Right Way to Tax Carbon (Bloomberg View, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon tax initiative may cost and save (KIRO-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon initiative aims to raise and cut taxes (KING-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDFCarbon tax may well be in our future (The Olympian, Dec. 29, 2015)

(PDFI-732 could reduce CO2 emissions without new regulations (Bellingham Business Journal, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDFThese could be the first U.S. states to tax carbon — and give their residents a nice paycheck (Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2015)

(PDFWill Washington be the first US state to have a carbon tax? (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 25, 2015)

Articles on pricing carbon

Elon Musk Says Even Libertarians Should Back A Carbon Tax (Forbes, July 31, 2016)

What to consider when designing a state-level carbon tax (Brookings Institution, July 26, 2016)

Resolution shows carbon tax has momentum (Washington Examiner, June 8, 2016)

Say Yes to a Carbon Tax (Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 26, 2016)

We are running out of time; Congress should put a price on carbon (Seattle Times, March 23, 2016)

Answering a critic of carbon fee-and-dividend (Clearwater Times, Feb. 2, 2016)

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works (New York Times, Jan. 19, 2016)

A Tax on Carbon Pollution Can Benefit Business (Scientific American, Dec. 1, 2015)

Elon Musk says robust carbon tax would speed global clean energy transition (The Guardian, Dec. 2, 2015)

Elon Musk: Only a Carbon Tax Will Accelerate the World’s Exit from Fossil Fuels (Fortune, Dec. 2, 2015)

Yes, Carbon Taxes Cut Emissions (Bloomberg View, Sept. 29, 2014)

No, Carbon Taxes Don’t Kill Jobs (Bloomberg View, Sept. 30, 2014)

Everyone’s favorite climate change fix (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 29, 2015)

The Republican solution to climate change (The Atlantic, Nov. 16, 2015)

The Most Sensible Tax of All (New York Times, July 4, 2012)

Where Carbon is Taxed (Carbon Tax Center)

Articles on British Columbia’s carbon tax

A Model Carbon Tax (Washington Monthly, August 5, 2016)

Finance Canada pushing federal carbon tax as way to reduce emissions (The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2016)

B.C. mayors: Stronger carbon tax must be top priority for climate plan (Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2016)

Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia (New York Times, March 1, 2016)

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax: By the Numbers (Carbon Tax Center, Dec. 17, 2015)

How British Columbia Gained by Putting a Price on Carbon (Yale Environment 360, April 30, 2015)

British Columbia’s Tax Architects Speak (Carbon Tax Center, March 3, 2015)

A carbon tax that’s good for business? (The Guardian, July 28, 2014)

The shocking truth about B.C.’s carbon tax: It works (The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2014)

British Columbia Enacted the Most Significant Carbon Tax in the Western Hemisphere. What Happened Next Is It Worked. (Mother Jones, Mar. 26, 2014)

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts (Sightline Institute, Mar. 11, 2014)

Proof Positive: The Mechanics and Impacts of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax (Clean Energy Canada, 2014)

Articles on climate change

[Republished] The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here (Rolling Stone, August 5, 2015

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun (New York Times, Sept. 4, 2016)

China-US agree to ratify climate change pact: Why that’s a big deal (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 3, 2016)

Climate Change Could Cost Millennials $8.8 Trillion (Next City, August 23, 2016)

Cruel Summer: Floods, fires and heat (Mashable, August 22, 2016)

Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait (New York Times, August 20, 2016)

Global warming worsened the California drought, scientists say (Washington Post, August 20, 2016)

Louisiana floods: Is this what climate change looks like? (Christian Science Monitor, August 17, 2016)

Fires, Floods, and Scorchers: Earth Destroys Yet Another Heat Record (Bloomberg, August 17, 2016)

By 2085, most cities could be too hot for the Summer Olympics (Washington Post, August 16, 2016)

Bill McKibben: We need to literally declare war on climate change (New Republic, August 15, 2016)

As Earth warms, Americans more polarized than ever on climate (Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2016)

NASA: July was Earth’s hottest month in history (Seattle Times, August 15, 2016)

Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. (Washington Post, August 10, 2016)

State of the climate: Not good, 2015 was hottest year yet (Christian Science Monitor, August 3, 2016)

The world has the right climate goals — but the wrong ambition levels to achieve them (Washington Post, June 29, 2016)

The “greenest governor” vs. the climate kids: Running from Hansen’s science? (Cascadia Planet, June 23, 2016)

Surging high tides? Get used to it (Port Townsend Leader, June 8, 2016)

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Arctic sea ice hit a stunning new low in May (Washington Post, June 7, 2016)

Will The Climate Kids Sue Washington Again? (Clean Technica, June 7, 2016)

Youths Who Sued the State Over Climate Change (and Won) Are Going Back to Court “as Soon as Possible” (The Stranger, June 2, 2016)

North American Bird Species Face 30 Percent Decline Across the Board (, May 28, 2016)

Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest (New York Times, May 20, 2016)

Far From Turning a Corner, Global CO2 Emissions Still Accelerating (Inside Climate News, May 19, 2016)

King County Judge Makes Historic Ruling Against Washington State in Climate Change Case (The Stranger, April 29, 2016)

Behind climate deal, a changed world (Christian Science Monitor, April 22, 2016)

Stop ruining the future (CNN, April 20, 2016)

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord (Washington Post, April 20, 2016)

Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries (New York Times, March 22, 2016)

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries (New York Times, Feb. 22, 2016)

Those record hot years were almost certainly manmade, scientists say (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 25, 2016)

2015 Was the Hottest Year on Record (Bloomberg View, Jan. 20, 2016)

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say (New York Times, Jan. 20, 2016)

2015 is Earth’s warmest year by widest margin on record (NOAA, December 2015)

See How Much CO2 the Earth is Churning Out in Real Time (Bloomberg, Dec. 1, 2015)

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change (New York Times, Nov. 28, 2015)

Greenhouse gas levels hit record high for 30th year in a row (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 9, 2015)

What Seattle Will Look Like After 2050 If We Don’t Get Real About Climate Change (The Stranger, June 3, 2015)

Preparing for a Changing Climate (Washington State Dept. of Ecology, April 2012)

How Democrats Can Get Trump to Enact a Carbon Tax