2 thoughts on “Carbon tax – an idea whose time has come”

  1. Posted 05/04/2020 at 22:45 | Permalink

    With the economic contraction caused by got response to the great panic, the last thing we need is another tax.
    We need to acknowledge knowledge as per multiple evidence from the GWPF and others that there is no sustainable evidence of mankind caused global warming, the biggest threat is global cooling or onset of another mini ice age and finally that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial for plant growth.
    Again it is low levels of CO2 that will stop plant growth, levels have been over 10 x greater than current levels in prehistory.
    Agreeing with the need for carbon taxes and other legacies is doing the watermelons work for them.
    As market oriented logic driven individuals, we need to stop pandering to their dislike of the modern world.

  2. Posted 07/04/2020 at 21:52 | Permalink

    I like this article. Got a few quibbles such as “as it gets hotter, the costs will only rise, making large parts of the earth uninhabitable”. I’d like the writer to give a grid reference to a single square km of the earth that is more uninhabitable now than say 35 years ago. Obviously this challenge comes up against the definition of what does uninhabitable mean, and how technology and human ingenuity have allowed habitation in areas that were previously hostile or semi-hostile. But if the author has an example from the ‘large parts of the earth’ assertion then naming a small area where this has already occurred should be easy.
    But the big issue ( because the above is a big win for me ) is how a CO2 tax operates at borders. So a passenger flight or some steel arrives from a country that doesn’t have a CO2 tax. How do you deal with that? Assymetric CO2 taxes look attractive to me, but it’s difficult to persuade the public that in the case of say an inbound flight from Nigeria that it is good policy to collect a CO2 tax at the arrivals gate from the passengers and then remit the money collected to the local authority the flight originated from.
    The imports/arrivals angle of CO2 taxation is important and any policy that ignores it will not tackle the problem.

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