The Economist: ‘Stiff’ carbon tax could keep global warming below 2°C; ‘Polluters’ should start planning now

Where’s the warming? And BTW, the 2°C is not science based.

The Economist editorializes:

Winston Churchill famously said America would always do the right thing after exhausting the alternatives. The right thing in climate policy for all the big countries is a carbon tax, which is simpler and less vulnerable to fluctuations in emissions than cap-and-trade schemes. For years, such a tax has been a non-starter politically. But as the alternatives are tested to destruction, it deserves to be looked at again. Current environmental policies will not keep the rise in global temperatures to below 2°C—the maximum that most climate scientists think safe. A carbon tax, if stiff enough, could. Big polluters should assume that such a tax will one day arrive, and start planning for it now.

Read “Where did the 2-degree global warming target level come from?

3 thoughts on “The Economist: ‘Stiff’ carbon tax could keep global warming below 2°C; ‘Polluters’ should start planning now”

  1. Well, we’ve tried subsidizing electric cars that nobody buys, dead-end solar panel technology, overpriced and noisy bird chopping wind turbines, burning food for fuel, and I’m sure I missed some more idiotic ideas—so what else can we try?
    What is the only thing a fat, bloated, bureaucratic government can do when wasteful spending doesn’t help?
    TAX!

    How Churchillian!

  2. My Lord, these liberals are a stupid bunch–and they always are working on a scheme to control our lives, schemes that ALWAYS fail. But, hey, they mean well and they feel sooo good about themselves when they concoct these schemes.

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