I too really admire Klein's work but strongly disagree with her here.
First of all, as Yunzer posts above, she's Canadian. In Canada's parliamentary system a Green Party candidate can run on Klein's position and possibly gain a seat in parliament. The USA's duopoly precludes that from ever happening, barring an Icelandic crowd-sourced constitution effort. (NOTE: The internet has hosted two or three such sites for four or five years; and their work, methodology, and results are excellent--better than any party hacks could come up with.)
Second, I work actively with Citizens' Climate Lobby which is working with all due haste to make its Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation signed into law by November 2017. The bulk of us in CCL are way left of center. We do indeed have conservatives in CCL, but they are conservative by locale. When it comes to climate worry, there are no progressives; there are no conservatives.
Third, Klein throws labels at carbon fee as though she's got drawers full of labels that she needs to attach to anything she writes. If you, the reader, can't separate those well-flung labels, then you are terrible reader. I ask myself how she can say these things and still hang out in Vatican City. Or, is she in it just for the photo-ops?
Fourth, I've studied the I-732 legislation. This is NOT Carbon Fee and Dividend. Nor is it the Alaska Permanent Fund. Instead it is Carbon Tax and Rebate. The first years may see slight benefit, but the politically connected will lobby for loopholes that get them a better rebate than citizens Jane and Joe. We should be done with that rebate shit by now. Just gold-plated invitation for corruption.
Last, CCL's CF/D may not be perfect and long-lasting, but our projections show that 20 years of CF/D reduces CO2 to 50% of 1990 outputs. That's a far better reduction than is attainable with Obama's Clean Plan or Clinton's spinoff of the same plan. While it does nothing to directly assert public investment, it will bring down dangerous GHG levels. To assert public investment will take taxation levels as high as those that built the Interstate Highway System. That's not presently possible with a the plethora of anti-tax politicians sitting in Congress. Those politicians will deny Climate Change to our dying breaths.