Stepping Up Fight on Climate Crisis, Now

Tim Profeta offers testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Tim Profeta offers testimony on climate change before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The U.S. is at an impasse when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but an approach that has worked for other issues could help break the stalemate, says Duke’s Tim Profeta. Profeta shared his proposal Thursday in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. He also describes the plan in a new op-ed in The Hill. Read his testimony here.

Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy, sat down with Duke Today to describe the basics of his proposal.

The View From Madrid

While Profeta was testifying before Congress, Nicholas Institute colleague Jackson Ewing was in Madrid for the United Nations’ annual climate conference. In an interview, Ewing discusses the impact of the upcoming US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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