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  •  It might be possible to have graded carbon taxes. (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, The Hamlet, cassandracarolina

    So, we would put a high price per ton on coal, for example, but relatively less on LNG. It's also possible to phase in taxes at a known rate to allow people who are going to be buying a diesel truck, for example, to factor in a growing carbon tax into their buying decision. We already have the technology to make extremely efficient diesels and diesel-electric vehicles. A phased-in carbon tax would incentivize in the right direction.

    Of course, given enough global warming, the mid-west will just be a huge desert. So the problem may just solve itself.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 11:26:05 AM PST

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