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By Matthew Maichen, San Marcos

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April 10, 2022 (San Diego) -- As an English teacher, I find it so immensely frustrating that the kids that I teach are going to bearing the brunt of this climate emergency and its long-term effects even more than I am. It's so frustrating that we have the technology, but not the will, to make the change. And I worry that by the time we decide to do anything, it'll be too late.

Personally, I believe that we need a carbon tax now. Fossil Fuel companies are subsidized by the government, and we bear an external cost as nature and our livelihoods are obliterated. A lot of the time, this isn't even brought up. But I think it's an essential strategy for ensuring that the future belongs to our children and not just money.

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