Letter: Carbon tax is necessary
Thank you, Katy Burns, for your incisive refutation of climate change “skeptics” (Sunday Monitor, May 18).
As you point out, their conspiracy theories about climate scientists don’t make sense.
Indeed, it is obvious that scientists are being factual when they say that the climate is changing, the earth is warming, and it is largely our fault because of greenhouse gas emissions. They have no motivation to be anything else.
The real issue, of course, is what can we as a nation do about this immense problem?
It is equally obvious that economists are being factual when they say that the best way to lower greenhouse gas emissions is to charge for them.
Furthermore, the best way to charge is to institute a carbon tax, rebated in full to all households so that nobody is too badly hurt by rising energy costs.
I hope that your clear analysis will galvanize your readers to action.
Everyone should be clamoring to their senators and congressional representative for a carbon tax, fully rebated, to help fight climate change. Let’s act while there is still time to avoid the worst effects of a changing climate.