Carbon pricing (in the form of higher fuel taxes) may have been the lightning rod [for the Gilets Jaunes uprising in France], but actually the underlying cause was the perceived unfairness of the overall tax reform package, which cut taxes for wealthier households at the same time as hiking up fuel prices. Thus, it is a little clumsy to use the Gilets Jaunes as evidence to suggest higher carbon prices are not possible – they are simply not possible in isolation.”