What Do Climate Change and Inflation Have to Do With Each Other?

Last weekend, the Inflation Reduction Act narrowly passed the Senate. What is it, and how does it connect climate change with inflation?



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Last weekend, the Inflation Reduction Act passed the Senate in a 51 to 50 vote. The bill would invest an estimated 369 billion dollars into climate change and energy security over the next ten years. Ethan breaks down what the bill aims to do and what climate change and inflation (in theory) have to do with each other in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”

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Writer: Ethan Brown

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