“Politicians tell us that we are forking over our money in a carbon tax to reduce CO2 emissions, however, that’s not what’s happening, all this is doing is taking a bigger bite of our paycheques,” said Kris Sims, B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “The carbon tax costs everyday people a lot of money, and it’s not reducing CO2 emissions, so why are we doing this?”
Good question. What are carbon tax policies designed to do - Are they meant to materially and observably meet remedial goals? Or might they have more to do with broadcasting the moral enlightenment of politicians, regardless of results?
The pretense is the former, but there’s far more evidence of the latter. Justified as a way to fight global warming, however dubious, to the extent taxation possesses any real objective, it's to help proponents spread socialist "solutions" world wide -
Progressives’ Solutions To Climate Change Summed Up In One Meme
Liberals keep claiming the debate about global warming is over, yet facts keep contradicting them.
At the Spectator Australia, Jennifer Marohasy writes about a new technical paper she collaborated on, applying state-of-the-art data analysis to millennia of global temperatures. Her and her co-authors’ conclusion?
“we cannot confirm that recent warming is anything but natural – what might have occurred anyway, even if there was no industrial revolution.” Well, that’s certainly not what the alarmists want to hear–or rather, what they want you to hear.
As you may recall, hiding inconvenient, contradictory findings is kind of a big practice among the “scientists” liberals want us to blindly follow. None of them ever quite managed to explain how they gleaned “manipulate data and destroy correspondences” from the scientific method, but that hasn’t stopped the press from pretending the evidence for mankind dangerously heating the planet is overwhelming.
Given the sheer scope of the Left’s dishonesty on this issue, it’s no wonder they’re so enamored with firing and jailing people who have the audacity to notice.