• ‘Yellow Vest' Protests Shook France. Here's the Lesson for Climate Change

    5 monthes ago - By NY Times

    There is little doubt among scientists and economists that carbon taxes are needed to reduce fossil fuel dependence. The question is how to design them to cushion the blow on the most vulnerable.
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  • Who Are The Gilets Jaunes? France's Fuel Tax Protesters Pose Major Opposition to Macron

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    An organized uprising in France is threatening President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise taxes on diesel fuel in what the administration said was an effort to transition to green energy.
    The protest, called the “gilets jaunes,” or yellow vests, sprung up after organizers coordinated to wear a uniform fluorescent yellow vest that working class motorists have to carry in their cars by law, the Guardian reported. It started as a protest last month against the proposed tax because it would hurt the working class, and particularly people who make a living from driving.
    As Lib?ration , a French...
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