Re: “The Great Green Carbon Tax Grab,” by Terence Corcoran, Feb. 25
Corcoran points out the claims that carbon pricing is a “wondrous market mechanism will deliver Canada from the evils of climate change” — and then he takes apart those claims.
Real climate history records over millions of years that atmospheric CO2 follows the significant ups and downs in global temperature.
More recently, like in the 1990s, the warming movement took to forecasting extraordinary increases in temperatures and it has not been happening. So the promoters have been fiddling the numbers by lowering the actual record of some 20 years ago. This fakes an uptrend.
Any number of physicists who are not seeking grants know that actual climate change is driven by periodic change in the solar system. Eventually i ndependent research will prevail over policy-driven evidence. It did in the early 1600s with the Vatican’s promotion that the solar system rotated around the Earth.
The market place can also adjudicate financial promotions.
In May 2014, the carbon emissions contract was trading at $ 4.91 and despite energy prices declining, it turned up. In anticipating all of the hype going into the Paris confab that began at the end of November the emissions contract soared — to $8.65 at the end of November.
Now the contract f or carbon emissions has been crashing. This will eventually impair the notion that a huge tax harvest can fix an imperfect climate.
Bob Hoye, Vancouver Until recently, few of us knew of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act and Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Alarming terms and organizations that exist to tax the masses under the make- believe contention that higher taxes will eliminate climate change.
Except for those who have a horse in the race, Canadians do not support increased taxes, no matter what the government tells them it needs the money for.
Governments have become too powerful in this country. Imposing their views and ideology on those of us who do not share them requires the creation of huge government bureaucracies, at a substantial financial burden to us all, to implement their revenue- raising schemes. Somebody please tell me how we stop this madness.
Brent Blackburn, Orangeville, Ont.