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Tax the economy until there is nothing left to tax.   That will not solve anything.  A world tax for carbon, and the same advocates often admit to wanting a world tax on wealth.  Fairness and clean environment will result.  Killing incentives and the economy has simple outcomes: widespread poverty, reckless use of resources, and a degrading environment.  But what the heck, we will have a world government to fix it (for the elites).


Claim: Four TRILLION Dollar Per Annum Carbon Tax Required to Save the World

Eric Worrall / 13 hours ago May 30, 2017

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall


Lord Stern, author of the Stern Review (2006), a government report which was used as the basis of UK climate policy, now says we need a four trillion dollar per annum carbon tax to save the world from CO2.


Climate change: $4 trillion carbon tax is needed to save humanity from global warming, say economists


World Bank-backed report says revenue could be used in a number of ways, such as paying out household rebates, alleviating poverty and fostering low-carbon infrastructure


Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent Tuesday 30 May 2017 14:56 BST

A global carbon tax that would raise trillions of dollars if applied across the world should be introduced if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, 13 leading economists have said in a new report.


Led by Professor Nicholas Stern, who produced the groundbreaking Stern Report in 2006, and Professor Joseph Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001, the experts suggested a price for a tonne of carbon dioxide of $50 to $100 (£39-78) by 2030.


If implemented all over the world, the top price would raise about $4 trillion – more than the UK’s and Germany’s gross domestic products, but less than Japan’s – although the report suggested poorer countries might charge less.


Currently about 85 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions are not subject to a tax – while the fossil fuel sector receives subsidies of up to an estimated $5.3 trillion. The world’s largest carbon pricing scheme is in the EU, but it only charges about $6.70.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-tax-4-trillion-save-humanity-global-warming-economists-nicholas-stern-joseph-a7763376.html

The full report, sponsored by the World Bank, is available here.

So much for claims that renewables are “free energy”.



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