Yoram Bauman has a PhD in economics and makes a living doing stand-up comedy about economics and co-authoring cartoon books about topics ranging from economics to climate change to calculus. He was the founder and co-chair of the first-ever carbon tax ballot measure campaign in the United States, the Carbon Washington / Initiative 732 campaign in Washington State in 2016. That initiative lost at the ballot, in part because of opposition from the left, but he is hoping that Utah will show the way forward on clean air and climate!
David Carrier is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah and a lifelong resident of Earth.
Joey is a PhD Candidate in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah, with a focus on parental effects on offspring. He spends his days thinking about how this world will eventually belong to the next generation and has grown concerned about what it is they are set to inherit. He supports this initiative because he feels that we are obligated to do something. His hope is that you will be involved in deciding what it is that we do, because he believes that inaction is not a morally sound option.
Colleen Farmer was born and raised in Idaho, but has been a resident of Utah for more than 20 years, raising her family in Salt Lake City. She is concerned about the health effects of the poor air quality along the Wasatch Front, and the resulting high costs to the medical system. She is also concerned about the impact burning fossil fuels has on the climate, and the projected big losses to the US economy due to climate change. She views continuing on with a “business-as-usual” attitude toward carbon emissions as irresponsible. She feels a tax on carbon emissions is not only fair, but will stimulate the economy by reducing the tax burden on food and elsewhere.
Bob Cieri is a graduate student at the University of Utah who enjoys learning about history and outdoor adventures. He has proudly called Salt Lake City home since 2012 and enthusiastically explores Utah’s rugged wilderness by foot, bike, skis, and paddle.
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