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8.32: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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cap-and-trade system

Using money to encourage conservation and the development of alternative energy sources; a cap is put on a nation's allowed carbon emissions; nations can trade for rights to emit carbon pollution; cap and trade can also work locally.

carbon sequestration

Removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

carbon tax

Tax placed on energy sources that emit carbon; this discourages their use and raises funds to research alternative energy sources.

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