Monday, June 3, 2013

Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?

Some blog followers might be interested in a recent post “Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?” [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in "The Courage to Fight Climate Change" at wrote: “We must have a simple, honest, across-the-board carbon fee collected from the fossil fuel companies at the small number of domestic mines and ports of entry. All of that money should be distributed to the public-100 percent of it - with equal amounts going to all legal residents.”

A Google search for “Carbon Tax” turned up 4,210,000 hits at on 03 June 10:30-0700, including the Wikipedi entries on “Carbon Tax” at and on “Emissions Control” at In my opinion: (a) The more important hits are listed in the over twenty references in the REFERENCE list in the complete post at, and (b) the most important hits are these six:

(1) “The Courage to Fight Climate Change” [Hansen & Romm (2013)] at,

(2) “The People vs. Cap-and-Trade” [Hansen (2010b)] at,

(3) “The American Party” [Hansen (2013)] at,

(4) “Herman Daly on Carbon Fees and Tax Shifting” [Gravitas (2011)] at,

(5) “Sanders, Boxer Propose Climate Change Bills” [Sanders (2013a)] at,

(6) “Effects of a Carbon Tax on the Economy and the Environment” [CBO (2013)] at


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL's shortened by and accessed on 03 June 2013.]

Hake, R.R. 2013. "Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?" online on the OPEN! Net-Gold archives at Post of 03 Jun 2013 12:34:27-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being distributed to various discussion lists.

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