“No challenge poses a greater threat to Future generations than climate change. “But when it comes to combat climate change it’s going to take a lot of money and the citizens of America need to be equally contributive to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the survey from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and The Associated Press-NORC Center for the Public Affairs Research indicates that 42% of the people wouldn’t even ready to pay $1 month on their bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Government estimates the cost of the damages from each household is $20 per month.29% of survey respondents said they’d pay $20 per month to reduce greenhouse emissions and 20% said they‘d pay $50 a month.
Still, the negatives is this study are hard to ignore, despite the fact that 77% of the respondents said that they think climate changes is happening and 65% said the government should do something with it.
In the New York Times, Michael Greenstone writes that “many people are willing to pay real money for a carbon policy. In fact, on average, Americans appear willing to pay more than a robust climate policy is projected to cost. “That’s a good spin on things, but Greenstone also notes that plenty of respondents may have said they’re willing to pay more than they actually would if the time came to open their wallets.”