Passing carbon tax would be a step in the right direction

Michael Werner, Pasadena Star-News, 05/12/2013

Passing carbon tax would be step in right direction

The overwhelming opinion of informed scientists is if we continue to burn fossil fuels at the current rate, we are posing dangerous and significant threats to the well-being of our children and grandchildren. Shrinking polar ice caps and the fact that most of the hottest years on record have occurred in the past decade provide ample proof of these threats.

A carbon tax would be an important step in continuing a critically important battle to control global warming and climate change. Bringing market forces to play, rather than government regulation, to control the use of fossil fuels is a straightforward approach endorsed by both conservative and liberal politicians. It could be revenue-neutral from the point of view of consumers by offering a rebate equaling or exceeding their extra outlays for fossil fuel which might be passed on by the producers of carbon.


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