The Environmental Defense Fund released a short video that explains exactly what “cap and trade” means.
We learn how, with a cap and trade bill, the national limit on global warming pollution will get tighter each year, how the bill can have environmental as well as economic benefits, and how similar laws have already worked in other countries.
This video is easy to watch and very informative — it could (and, I think, should) be shown in elementary school classrooms. And, just as important, it’s enjoyable. I think with this video, people can start to feel like there is hope for the environment, and like a cap and trade law might make fixing global warming as easy as 1-2-3.
Watch the video and learn about cap and trade for yourself, here: