carbon tax

IMF Says Carbon Tax Is Most Powerful Way to Fight Climate Crisis

IMF Says Carbon Tax Is Most Powerful Way to Fight Climate Crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report that says action is needed urgently to tackle the climate crisis. It said that countries around the world need to drastically reduce their carbon emissions immediately and the most effective way is through a carbon tax and with global cooperation, as Reuters reported. The report did not […]

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    Climate Change Is an Existential Crisis—It Should Be ​the Top Political Issue, Too

    Climate Change Is an Existential Crisis—It Should Be ​the Top Political Issue, Too

    Global warming isn’t a partisan issue—or it shouldn’t be. The many experts issuing dire warnings about the implications of climate disruption work under political systems ranging from liberal democracies to autocratic dictatorships, for institutions including the U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and numerous business organizations and universities. In 1988, when NASA […]

    The Lesson From a Burning Paris: We Can’t Tax Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    The Lesson From a Burning Paris: We Can’t Tax Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

    By Wenonah Hauter The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President […]

    France Suspends Gas Tax as Trump Falsely Blames Paris Agreement for Riots

    France Suspends Gas Tax as Trump Falsely Blames Paris Agreement for Riots

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans Tuesday to suspend an increase in fuel tax in response to growing pressure from protestors. Over the weekend, Macron canceled plans to attend COP24 amidst increasing tension in France. President Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday evening conflated Macron’s decision with a rejection of the Paris agreement, calling the accord […]

    Hundreds Injured in Paris Protests Over Vehicle Fuel Tax

    Hundreds Injured in Paris Protests Over Vehicle Fuel Tax

    More than 100 people were injured and 378 arrested in Paris Saturday as the third week of protests over a new fuel tax caused the worst violence in the French capital in a decade, The Guardian reported. Around 8,000 protesters and 5,000 police clashed as police used tear gas, stun guns and water cannons and […]

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    Results from the U.S. midterm election are mostly in, and, when it comes to what they mean for the environment, they’re a real mixed bag. On the plus side, the Democrats took the House of Representatives, which, as BBC News pointed out, means that President Donald Trump can’t pass any more major legislation without their […]

    Big-Oil Funded Campaign Misleads Latino Voters on Washington State Carbon Tax

    Big-Oil Funded Campaign Misleads Latino Voters on Washington State Carbon Tax

    The fossil-fuel-funded campaign to defeat the carbon tax ballot measure in Washington State is attracting enormous sums of money as well as charges of dubious outreach efforts towards minority communities. A review of state data by Reuters shows that the oil industry has spent more than $30 billion dollars to fight the measure—double the amount […]