A revenue-neutral carbon tax removes ZERO money from the economy & adds ZERO money to the government. It's arrantly absurd to claim it would tax us into poverty, or take money from rich countries & give it to poor countries.<quoted text>
and to tax everyone into poverty to stop the fictitious mmcc/cc and transferring billions to the UN & armed forces (who are a major polluter) for more war, and continuing the billions in the transfer of wealth from all the regular hard working joes to the mega rich will surely help and change the weather.(rofl) Right?
I don't care what his or anyone elses title says- he's an idiot. Regurgitating what he's been told. Just like the religious ardent mmcc/cc believers here on Topix do,
A properly designed tax would take money from heavy carbon emitters & give it to low carbon emitters. It would hurt fossil fuel industries but help non-carbon-emitting energy sources to exactly the same extent.
It would be a difficult adjustment, but ultimately would benefit people. Removing ALL subsidies from the fossil fuel industries, & instituting a proper carbon tax, would mean no more need for subsidies to renewable energy industries, no need to try to select a successful Solyndra (which is not easy for government to do). The market, finally free & reflective of reality, could decide.
Of course telling the richest industry in the world that it should prepare to go virtually out of existence is extremely problematic at best. There has been, & will be, a tremendous amount of money spent to try to prevent the transition away from fossil fuels. So far they've been remarkably successful in confusing the public about AGW/CC & the necessity of reducing the burning of fossil fuels.