The Environmental Case for the Sharing Economy

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From rising carbon emissions to political gridlock in Washington, Americans haven’t had much cause to hold their heads high during the climate debate. Listening to former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at the New York Forum on Sunday, the future sounded pretty bleak. Paulson drew attention to the potentially devastating impact of climate change as laid out in the Risky Business report. While he talked about how Washington should respond, from pricing carbon to encouraging other countries to preserve biodiversity, the prominent Republican didn’t sound all that confident that lawmakers would lead the way.

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