The news that the IMF is calling for higher taxes on coal, natural gas, diesel, and gasoline has only just started to make the rounds (so no full posts yet) but it already has the deniers excited with "we told you so" glee.
To them, this is verification that greens are evil neo-luddites who want to enjoy the wealth and luxury of electricity while denying it to the poor the world over.
While IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, says, "we are generally talking about smarter taxes rather than higher taxes," of course all the deniers hear is "taxes." They obviously aren't going to want to mention the fact that these taxes would reduce deaths from fossil fuels pollution by 63%!
We're sure to see a Lomborg oped, Heartland press release, and WUWT post shortly.