Thursday, January 22, 2009

Four more years

Only a carbon tax, agreed by the west and then imposed on the rest of the world through political pressure and trade tariffs, would succeed in the now-desperate task of stopping the rise of emissions, he argued. This tax would be imposed on oil corporations and gas companies and would specifically raise the prices of fuels across the globe, making their use less attractive. In addition, the mining of coal - by far the worst emitter of carbon dioxide - would be phased out entirely along with coal-burning power plants which he called factories of death.
Jim Hansen has some advice for the President.

2 comments:

Giovanni said...

In addition, the mining of coal - by far the worst emitter of carbon dioxide - would be phased out entirely

Thatcher was so ahead of her time, wasn't she?

Paul said...

Indeed. She got rid of all those factories as well.