What are laser talks?
Just as a laser is powerful and focused, a laser talk is a brief but powerful statement on a specific topic. Reading our laser talks is a great way to get informed about CCL, Carbon Fee and Dividend, and related scientific, economic, and political issues. The principal audience for our laser talks are legislators and their aides, but we also provide content aimed at other stakeholders and the general public. Laser talks are not meant to be memorized; they are meant to be internalized, so you can respond to questions that arise in your own words.SPECIAL NOTE: laser talks were updated and streamlined in May-June 2018. Some new ones have been added and some old ones have been retired. You will now see a revision date posted at the top of every laser talk. If you need a pre-update version or one that has been removed, you can obtain an archived copy from Rick Knight (email@example.com).
Laser talks in this section cover the science of global warming and its effects on our climate.
Laser talks in this section cover the impacts of climate policy.
Laser talks in this section cover details of the Carbon Fee and Dividend and other climate-related policies.
Laser talks in this section cover energy technologies from a climate perspective.
Laser talks in this section cover the political challenges we need to understand to succeed.
Laser talks in this section cover international climate policy, carbon pricing, and border issues.