On Climate, Republicans and Democrats Are From Different Continents (NYT Upshot)
Climate “Tipping Points” Expected Within 7 Yrs In Tropics, By 2047 in DC (Wash Post)
How $100/bbl oil has changed U.S. production and consumption (Econobrowser)
Kyoto Plus 14 (Years): A Telling Graphic on Compliance or Violation (WaPo)
2010 Tied For Warmest Year on Record (NASA)
The pie charts for electricity, jet fuel, etc. are similar, meaning that carbon
taxing can be made "income-progressive" via pro rata revenue distribution.
CTC’s proposed national carbon tax, $37 per ton of carbon ramped up each year for at
least 10 years, would reduce emissions by almost 4% annually — more than 30% by 2017.
Because CO2 stays “resident” in the atmosphere for at least a century, the U.S.
is responsible for more than 3x as much active greenhouse gas as China.
Because coal has the highest carbon content per Btu, it is
taxed at the heaviest rate under a straight carbon tax.
Even with the emergence of China as an economic powerhouse,
emissions by the average American dwarf those by most others.