Personally, I’d recommend that they recommend taxing Carbon Dioxide, since that is what they blame every weather even on. It’s not like our bodies are made of Carbon.
(Washington Post) Now if there were just some policy that would reduce carbon emissions and raise federal revenue . . . .
A tax on carbon, of course, is that policy, and lawmakers and the president should be discussing it. The idea is to put a simple price on emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases — some dollar amount per ton of CO² — that steadily increases at a pre-set rate.
This is the best plan lawmakers can take off the shelf to fight global warming.
The best plan would be for every True Believer in hotcoldwetdry to give up their fossil fueled travel, take 2 minute showers, unplug every appliance when not in use, turn off their ice maker, walk to work, etc and so on. Live the 1299 “carbon neutral” lifestyle.
As an added benefit, it would reduce dependence on imported oil. If businesses and consumers had to pay something for the otherwise invisible costs of their actions — in this case, pollution — they would be more careful. Their combined preferences, not those of Congress or bureaucrats, would determine how to wring carbon out of the economy.
So, the Washington Post editorial board, part of an organization that uses vast amounts of energy and fossil fuels, not to mention all the trees they harvest, to publish and distribute their paper couldn’t give a damn if your cost of living skyrockets.