Are Carbon Taxes a Good Idea? Happer and Everett versus Hartley

The Global Warming Policy Foundation recently published a paper which argued in favor of carbon taxes as the economically optimal way to address global warming. CO2 Coalition Chairman Dr. Will Happer and Director Dr. Bruce Everett take exception to this analysis. Why carbon taxes are a bad idea. The authors conclude that CO2 has:

• no impact on human and animal health,

• a substantial positive impact on plant growth and crop yields,

• positive impacts from the modest warming observed so far, and

• no empirical support for net damages, which remain a prediction, not an observation.

It’s difficult to extract from this analysis any basis for supporting a Pigouvian tax on CO2. The United States currently emits roughly 5 billion metric tons of CO2 per year, mainly from fossil-fuel use. Despite the best hopes of climate activists, renewable energy is too costly and performance-limited to replace the fossil fuel economy.

Read the entire rebuttal here


Fusion Breeding and Pure Fusion Development – Perceptions and Misperceptions

By Wallace Manheimer Abstract: This paper examines fusion breeding, namely the use of 14 MeV fusion neutrons to breed 233U fuel for thermal nuclear reactors. This can be accomplished much more quickly than pure fusion. It can become main component of a power architecture that is economical, environmentally sound and has little if any proliferation… Continue Reading

Satellite and Surface Temperatures

By Andy May – March 13, 2022 In the Great Climate Change Debate between Professor David Karoly and Professor Will Happer, Glenn Tamblyn was called upon to finish the consensus side of the debate after Karoly backed out. The details are described in my latest book. The debate contained an illuminating exchange of opinions on… Continue Reading

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