Burning fossil fuels is relatively cheap until you factor in respiratory disease, floods, lower farm output, and many other effects from the resulting greenhouse gases. That’s why advocates say putting a price on how much carbon dioxide goes into the air is key to climate change action (International Policy Digest)
While a carbon tax represents an important aspect of a successful climate change plan, it must be accompanied by a host of other incentives, initiatives, and investments.
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