Cutting emissions accomplishes little
Re: Anti-carbon tax’s dirty little secret, Opinion, Oct. 6 Andrew Coyne wrote a clever article with a catchy title, that basically proclaims that any alternative to carbon tax would be more expensive in achieving the same effect in reducing CO2 emissions and/ or meeting Paris agreement targets.
I trust Andrew Coyne and his staff have done appropriate research into the various alternative approaches to influencing CO2 emissions reductions and so I’m inclined to believe his viewpoint, except for one small thing — reducing CO2 emissions has little or no possibility of affecting global temperature.
That’s right. Just as the global temperature has not gone up (in fact it has been coming down) while CO2 continues to go up, there is no reason for us to expect that reducing CO2 would have any impact on temperature.
So, let’s scrap the carbon tax and pull out of the Paris agreement. Then we can have a fresh start at understanding what is really driving our climate.
Bill Judd, Calgary