Evidence- based policy needed
( Re: Carbon Tax could go way higher after 2022 review, Nov. 2 edition)
Anthony Furey presents his facts regarding the revenue- neutral “carbon tax” as if they are part of a nefarious cover- up on the part of the Liberals. But, in fact, this is exactly what we need our governments to do: put in place an evidence- based policy, then use objective scientific data to guide future adjustments in price to ensure our emissions go down. Drastically. Most authoritative sources suggest that will require a price of at least $ 100 to $ 200 per tonne.
The Liberals would be negligent if they didn’t re- evaluate the price based on results and adjust accordingly. That said, they must also keep their promise of revenue neutrality.
As for fear- mongering: even if there were only a 10 per cent chance of the dire outcomes suggested by the IPCC report, should we not try our best to prevent them? Most of us pay insurance on our houses year after year for a much lower risk of irreversible catastrophic damage. Elaine Blacklock Sudbury