Two. Put a price on carbon. These are two easy things to do in legislation which will have the crucial effect of curbing air pollution.
If the market is the God of the modern political power brokers, then the market has to contain the solution to climate change. We have until roughly 2015 to halt a rise in green house gas production. After that year, we have to get to lower levels or we will cause climate change that cannot be reversed to stop mass extinctions and suffering for all people.
Yesterday I saw the ridiculous comment from an anti-Occupier in Regina who thinks Occupy protesters don’t understand the world economy. Actually, Occupiers understand very well, which is why they are in the streets protesting, and will be working in the coming years to change economic systems to benefit the majority of people instead of the 1% wealthiest alive today.