King Canuccitelli plans to tax carbon right out of the air

Many readers know the story of the Viking turned King who was said to be able to hold back the sea, only to realize that he had no such power. King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering…

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Cap and Trade protest petition in California

Thousands Petition Gov. Brown To End Cap And Trade By Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network Californians Against Higher Taxes and business groups delivered the petitions against what they call an illegal and hidden energy tax. The cap and trade program would limit greenhouse gas emissions by requiring polluters to purchase pollution credits at auction.

Making Things Matters

Guest post by Viv Forbes According to those pushing the (Australian) carbon tax, 500 bureaucrats googling away quietly in Canberra and generating little useful except carbon dioxide exhalations, are more valuable than 500 farmers, foresters, fishermen, workers and miners whose machines also generate more of the same harmless carbon dioxide in order to produce the…

Carbon Tax needs a sunset clause

Sunset Clause for the C-Tax? Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That? 30 July 2011 Australians must insist that the monstrous carbon dioxide tax legislation has a sunset clause which is triggered by global cooling. This whole tax extravaganza is based on the foolish notion that man’s production of life-sustaining carbon dioxide controls global…