Slap a carbon tax on all gasoline so people are made to conserve. Gasoline is way too cheap and people waste so much. So many huge trucks with 1 person in it with the big tires. If gasoline was more expensive, people would combine chores and tasks into 1 trip rather than several. And hybrid and electric cars would be selling rather than big gas guzzling trucks. Commercial airfares would also rise and people would stop flying so much.
Give people tax incentives to not have so many children. Instead our government now gives double tax deductions for every child a couple has. Government cannot stop people from having lots of children, however, the rest of us shouldn’t have to pay for it.
Stop subsidizing US farmers, especially those who own factory farms. Put strong regulation on big-ag as well to stop the horrifying torture animals on US factory farms currently live through. Allow the cost of meat to appropriately rise based on an end to farm subsidies and a beginning of humane treatment. This should result in people buying less meat and eating more plant based food, thus also decreasing carbon.
Increase tariffs on imports from countries in which we have a trade deficit with. This will eventually result in more local industry being created. Along with the carbon tax, this will decrease the huge numbers of container ships clogging our oceans, endlessly striking, killing and maiming marine mammals, and decrease fossil fuel consumption by having local industries rather than global industries that no longer have to ship their products all over the globe.
The US Military is the greatest polluter in the US. End the empire. Out of 194 countries on earth, the US military is on any given day doing “missions” in 170 of them. None of this has to do with “defense”. It all has to do with “offense”. And it is completely unnecessary. US taxpayers also pay over $1 trillion per year for this when veterans benefits and interest on the debt for this is totaled. This insanity and aggression needs to end. Imagine how far $1 trillion per year would go toward rebuilding our energy grid so that it works better with renewable energy, installing turbines rather than oil spilling wells along our coastlines, rebuilding storm water drainage systems that are crumbling in our cities along with other infrastructure, and putting money toward mass transit.
There are solutions to decreasing our carbon output, but how many people will refuse to change?