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Improved Policy Proposal for UK Dept. of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

3 minutes read. This is the submission we made to the UK Dept of BEIS in response to their call for proposals to be considered by their parliamentary inquiry. Please outline the issue that you would like the Committee to look into (200 words) Carbon rationing is a policy that can be implemented both locally in […]

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Australian Bushfires Crisis of 2020 demands a new Political Strategy

18 minutes read. The unprecedented Australian bushfires in 2020 followed the lost 2019 ‘Unloseable Climate Election’ As we enter the new decade, Australia finds itself flooding the international headlines for all the wrong reasons. The record-breaking bushfires that began in December raged for weeks and were only fully extinguished thanks to unprecedented rainfall. It has shocked […]

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2 minutes read. by Adam Hardy Since the first climate talks in 1990, carbon rationing was always considered a minor citizen-based type of program, but Total Carbon Rationing (TCR) introduces some enhancements that make it a robust and efficient global policy tool – if society can accept the changes it demands. Now the world is finally […]

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Go Vegan to Reduce your Carbon Footprint? The Answer should be Easy.

6 minutes read. Does going vegan reduce people’s personal carbon footprints, and if so, by how much? It should be obvious, but with the way agriculture and supply chains work today, the only way to know for sure is to dig. Almost every climate action campaign group or climate policy think-tank worth its salt has produced […]

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How To Get There

2 minutes read.  Build grassroots support – campaign subscribers, social media channels, government petitions, crowd-funding, get it adopted as the goal for climate change movements, talk at citizens’ assemblies Working with offsetting firms, NGOs and energy providers, create a “carbon-ration-ready” program for business that helps highlight total emissions in their supply chain Create “carbon card” […]

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COP25 Disaster and Where to Now

1 minute read. Society stands on the brink – politicians make wild promises, governments pay only lip service, economists don’t learn from their mistakes, multinationals seem beyond our control, scientists fret, and the words of the great and the wise are lost in the media storm. But imagine a world where climate change is fixed. Imagine […]

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Endorsement from economist Prof Steve Keen

1 minute read. Prof Steve Keen gave his endorsement to TCR, saying ‘Total Carbon Rationing should replace attempts to set a carbon price. We roughly know the quantity for various global warming scenarios. Setting the quantity per capita & issuing that could be a lot more effective than trying to guess the “right” price for carbon.’

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Climate Action 1: Our First Front Page

2 minutes read. This is climate action, because climate change is happening right now. Billion dollar natural disasters, rising sea levels, spiralling pollution and the threat of extinction are now always in the news. Our governments say a lot of the right things, but carry on with business-as-usual. But imagine a world where we fix climate […]

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Endorsement from Oxford energy policy researcher

1 minute read. Dr Tina Fawcett, Senior Researcher and Acting Deputy Leader of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute Energy Programme, said: Personal Carbon Allowances is a framework for reducing CO2 emissions based on fairness and practicality, and I can see that Total Carbon Rationing would build on that on a larger scale. Since the world needs […]