Can you stop global warming AND get spoon-fed mayonnaise until your heart stops?
Yes, you can, according to SNL’s Cecily Strong in a new campaign for Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning television series focusing on climate change.
“There’s a way to do it,” Strong continues. “Put a price on carbon.”
Strong outs herself as an ally of Joseph Stiglitz. The famed economist recently advised Hillary Clinton that a carbon tax would be the most effective way to both address climate change and bolster the economy, as CNN reported. A carbon tax, as Think Progress points out, would increase the cost of fossil fuels — and all products associated with them — and incentivize the use of clean energy sources. At the same time, the proceeds from the tax could be used to invest in renewables.
Strong is one of many celebrities featured in the upcoming season of Years of Living Dangerously, along with Jack Black, James Cameron, Ian Somerhalder, Olivia Munn, America Ferrera, Don Cheadle, Sigourney Weaver, and more. In the first episode, which should air on October 30, 2016 on the National Geographic Channel, David Letterman will travel to India to interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi about how the country plans to distribute solar power to its entire population over the next ten years.
You can watch clips from season 1 here.