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The Strategic Case For U.S. Climate Leadership

by James Baker III, George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How Americans Can Win With a Pro-Market Solution.


The Winning Conservative Climate Solution

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Republican Party’s position on climate change is rapidly evolving, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) saying that we need conservative solutions and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warning that the party ignores the issue at its own peril. Just Thursday, House Republican leadership, in its first policy conference of the year, presented a new climate strategy to GOP House members.


To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans The Money

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Wired
Friday, October 12, 2018

Most voters want the government to limit carbon emissions, but at a time when half of all Americans own less than $500 in savings, climate ranks low on their priority list. Through our proposal, the Baker-Schultz Carbon Dividends Plan, the United States can address economic insecurity and climate risk at the same time. In essence, the plan divvies out cash to Americans in support of a low-carbon future. And it has the backing of Big Oil.

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A Tax with a Twist

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 7, 2017

A novel idea to distribute carbon dividends that’s both fair and workable. 


The Business Case For The Paris Climate Accord

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia The New York Times
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

President Trump faces a choice that will echo across his presidency and beyond: whether to remain in the Paris climate agreement. Although most Americans, his own secretaries of state and energy, and heads of state from around the globe are urging the president to stay, he remains undecided. Let us hope that a newly invigorated pro-Paris campaign by many of America’s top C.E.O.s will sway him.


Let The Carbon-Dividends Debate Begin

by George P. Shultz, Ted Halsteadvia National Review
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Where critics of our climate-change plan are misguided, we’re happy to set them straight.