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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

SUBJECT: Your proposal in the Climate CoLab

Proposal: Orthogonalism is the only way

Contest: U.S. Carbon Price

Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest.

We, the Judges, have strongly considered your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, we have chosen to not advance it to the next round of competition.

We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to the Proposal Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal”.

We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Semi-Finalists and finalists, and even volunteer to join one those teams if you have relevant expertise. During the voting period, you can help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. The Climate CoLab will be opening more contests in the coming months, and you are welcome to submit your proposals to those contests as well.

Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

2015 Climate CoLab Judges
Further comments:
This proposal is clear, but there were some challenges to it. The idea of assigning rations to each individual is difficult to implement - even China has not tried this (though several thinkers there have proposed such ideas - eg, Jihua Pan et al). No obvious governmental process could do allocations. This is nevertheless somewhat different than other price proposals, but the idea would be very challenging to implement. Even so, if allocation could be accomplished, this could clearly have impact. It would be helpful for the proposal to elaborate on the details of how that individual allocation would be successfully achieved. This would include increasing the reduction factor from 10%, which is too little in light of the huge institutional infrastructure that would be created.

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