Enacting A Carbon Tax Would Stop California Wildfires Or Something

This is, interestingly, occuring in the most ‘climate change’ action supporting state, which already has a carbon tax

Opinion California is on fire — in December. Congress, do something about climate change.

To the editor: It’s official: The worst fire season in California history has arrived. Your editorial points out that our warming climate may have played an important role. (“While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future,” editorial, Dec. 6)

It is important not to let our fear, anger or wishful thinking lead to helpless despair. Adaptation must work alongside a greening economy. We should know there are bipartisan actions our leaders in Congress can take.

One solution: Putting a price on carbon and rebating the fees to citizens would, several groups report, reduce carbon emissions up to 50% in 20 years. By holding fossil fuel companies responsible for their damages and attaching fees to the use of their products, the economics of clean energy would improve, stimulating innovation and creating jobs. The rebates protect consumers as well.

Well, of course, that should do it! We’re saved with a carbon tax!

Funny that they never seem to want to hold themselves, as users of fossil fuels, responsible.

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2 Responses to “Enacting A Carbon Tax Would Stop California Wildfires Or Something”

  1. dachs_dude says:

    From the Article: ” Putting a price on carbon and rebating the fees to citizens would, several groups report, reduce carbon emissions up to 50% in 20 years.”

    How would putting a price on carbon, and then refunding the people their money back, (essentially a zero dollar tax if implemented as they describe), supposed to encourage conservation? Oh right, that part about rebating the fee, well they’re probably lying about that part I suppose.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Taxes on carbon create a perfect storm for Con Men, who have a knee-jerk aversion to any taxes, even ridiculously referring to them as “theft” of “confiscation”. In addition, Con Men distrust ivory tower scientists threatening conservative dogma and orthodoxy.

    Taxes and science. Con Men only hate Muslims and non-whites more.

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