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Offline kimmy

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Re: Wreck of Saskatchewan
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2018, 07:55:41 pm »
The BC carbon tax hasn't "disappeared" as you seem to suggest all efforts always do, and has been in place for 10 years and has reportedly reduced emissions in the province by ~15%. The tax was revenue neutral for roughly half that time but then governments did fall back on reducing provincial income/corporate taxes. That's where the politics come in but here's a tip for you: People who understand the evidence of, and therefore have concerns about global warming, don't wish for higher prices them to "screw over" anybody.

Nonetheless, the claim that the carbon tax has reduced emissions by 15% seems predicated on the premise that higher costs reduce consumption and encourage people to change their behavior.

If that's the case, why does it matter if the higher cost comes from Rachel Notley or from sanctions being put on Iranian oil, or from some other reason?  Ultimately, the green-people say that higher costs reduce consumption and save the environment.  Higher gasoline costs are good.  Therefore green-people should be happy if Notley causes gas prices to rise.  Andrew Lloyd Weaver should write Notley a thank-you if she reduces gasoline flow to BC, shouldn't he?

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