So how do you get China and India to go along with a global carbon tax?
You ask them, while also getting all the other countries on board. Show me ONE piece of evidence that China will balk at a carbon tax! They already have large incentives to reduce their emissions (Remember the Olympic Games and how they shut down Beijing to keep the air clear enough to hold them?)
Plus, as a totalitarian oligarchy, they just have to order it. They don't have to contend with dissenting factionalism.
They burn vast amounts of coal, they have enormous poverty, unstable politics, and they blame us for filling the atmosphere with carbon for 150 years.
But they would be charged the same 'price' as any other country so it would be 'fair'. The poor also use almost no fossil fuel power, so they would not be penalized much if any. It would boost their already sizeable lead in Solar energy for the many poorest villages (last time they had a blackout in India, the poor villages still had power from solar while the 'big towns' were dark!.
And no. Tney don't 'blame' anyone. They just want a fair balance given the the west has already emitted most of the current levels in developing THEIR economies, so they should not be penalized by suddenly clamping on fixed targets that stifle development of their economies. This would not do that.
Worse, their conservative nutjobs hate the idea of world government just as much as ours do.
And why are you bringing up 'world government'?? Cannot get a handle on 'international agreements' or just like red herrings?
Not that it's a bad idea, but I'm just asking.
No. You are mocking and not doing a good job of it. Must be because it isn't easy to mock good ideas effectively.
But at LEAST you must agree that it is the only possible mechanism. Complex regulatory agreements like Kyoto with fixed targets just will not work. Too many different viewpoints on regulation and too many different regulatory frameworks.