- Oct 16, 2012
Even if we went carbon neutral in the morning, India and China don't have to start on that until 2030.//
So basically while we're being told we need to be taxed more to "save" the planet, the population outside Ireland and Europe is likely to dwarf our population and unless we find a way for people to be carbon neutral by 2050 this means game over.
Africa doesn't have to start reducing its population, ever.
So I don't see why we have to pay extra taxes that will not address these basic problems. Unless it's ok that millions of africans will die younger - in which case will someone stand up and own this as a sad but inevitable scenario. And a lot more predictable than many of the climate change horror scenarios.
I wouldn't mind paying carbon taxes if someone will say - "we are employing 10,000 next year to insulate and solar panel 50,000 homes a year until every home is sorted". Nobody is saying this or suggesting a target.