Among policy wonks like me, there is a broad consensus. The scientists tell us that world temperatures are rising because humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere. Basic economics tells us that when you tax something, you normally get less of it. So if we want to reduce global emissions of carbon, we need a global carbon tax. Q.E.D.
Blogs, environment, politics, technology and the kitchen link, often all in one post!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Powerful editorial in the New York Times from the Pigoufather: