If there were money in halting climate change, we might have a lot more enthusiasm for the efforts.
Which is exactly why groups like Oregon Climate are talking about variations on "climate fee and dividend" programs.
Under such a program, the emitting of greenhouse gasses would incur a tax or fee, and the proceeds from such a program would be returned to households.
Who would not want a check in the mail?
There are some issues to work out, not the least of which is getting buy-in from political figures.
Camila Thorndike, the executive director of Oregon Climate, visits to explain the finer points.