Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 8225 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2019, 10:31:12 am »
We need to move forward and implement cleaner technologies. More Recycling. More Conservation.

What we don't need is governments who think we can tax our way out of the problem.
Keep in mind that some recycling programs are not economically feasible without additional government investment (which, of course, involves using tax money to do so).
Carbon Pricing needs to be pretty steep to stop people from actually travelling to a work place.
A carbon tax wouldn't necessarily need to stop all work-place commuting to be effective. Encouraging people to (for example) buy smaller cars (so good-old-boy bubba decides to buy a Honda Civic instead of a Canyonero), or perhaps telecommute one day a week. Or maybe get them to go for a bike ride on the weekend instead of a drive in the country.
And what if Carbon Pricing was so high that people stopped travelling to parts of the world that rely on tourism?
And what if, as a result of climate change, those tourist areas lose their business because they either get flooded out, or the weather is no longer appropriate?

The Federal Carbon Pricing plan does very little to curb emissions.
It is true that the effectiveness of Carbon Pricing is inconclusive. And its quite likely that it, by itself, will not be enough to deal  with climate change.

But even if its only partially effective, we are better to use it (especially along with a range of other solutions, such as more investment in nuclear) than not.