Column: Global warming pragmatism

Column: Global warming pragmatism

There are 4 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Nov 18, 2013, titled Column: Global warming pragmatism. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

Economist Robert Pindyck of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently examined the computer models that estimate the effects and costs of climate change - and didn't like what he found.

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Orleans, Canada

#1 Nov 18, 2013
"For years, I've advocated an energy tax my preference now is a carbon tax because it could advance other national goals. It could reduce budget deficits and enhance energy security by pushing consumers toward more efficient cars and trucks. That's my standard: Support policies that, though they might address climate change, can be justified on other grounds."

The budget deficits cannot be loaded on the backs of the POOR who have no money. A carbon SURCHARGE, rebated on the basis of average use would make more economic sense. And the budget deficit can be a combination of lower spending (eliminate subsidies) and higher taxes on the wealthy (who are getting a much larger proportion of the wealth, income inequality is ANOTHER problem to address)
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Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 18, 2013
energy to axes do not get rebated in the real world
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Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 18, 2013
"to axes" = taxes
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Huntsville, AL

#4 Nov 18, 2013
"For years, I've advocated an energy tax my preference now is a carbon tax because it could advance other national goals. It could reduce budget deficits and enhance energy security by pushing consumers toward more efficient cars and trucks. That's my standard: Support policies that, though they might address climate change, can be justified on other grounds."

If money can fix it, it's not the climate that is broken.

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