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Erik Solheim Executive director of UN Environment

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Kenneth Gillingham Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University

Carbon pricing achieves emissions savings by making the carbon content of every decision that you make salient or clear to the person making the decision
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Joe Klein Columnist for TIME magazine.

I believe that climate change is real, and a long-term problem to be addressed in every way, ranging from a carbon tax to incentives for non-polluting energy sources.
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Thomas Friedman NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beir

We need a tax system that shrinks what we don't want — carbon, sugar and bullets — and incentivizes what we need
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Jonathan Rauch Senior fellow @BrookingsGS & @BrookingsInst. Contributing editor @TheAtlantic and @nationaljou

Just as conveniently, the most efficient way to get started is also the simplest, albeit not the easiest politically: tax carbon emissions.
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Greg Easterbrook Contributing editor The Atlantic. NYT bestseller The Progress Paradox.

The simplest, most efficacious, least bureaucratic, and best-for- the-nation initial move against greenhouse gas buildup w ould be a carbon tax.
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Ted Gayer Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fello

A carbon tax, in which the revenues are used to off set economically harmful taxes or to pay down our deficit, would substantially low er the cost of climate policy compared to a cap-and-trade program that gives away allowances for free.
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Andrew Samwick Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and the director of the Nelson A. Rockefell Center

Scrap CAFE, set a higher gas tax, and return the aggregate revenues from that gas tax through lower income taxes in a progressive fashion.
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National Academy of Sciences The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organiza

Congress should consider an appro- priate price on pollution from power production to level the playing field; create consistent market pull; and ex- pand research, development, and commercialization of increasingly clean energy resources and technologies.
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The American Enterprise Institute Cherish freedom? The power of enterprise? Opportunity for all? It's these core beliefs that dr

Putting a price on the carbon emissions attendant on fuel use would create numerous incentives to reduce the use of carbon-intensive energy.
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Richard N. Cooper American economist, policy adviser, and academic

Levying a charge on CO2 raises the price of CO2-emitting activities,including fossil fuel use, and thus is the most direct method of influencing consumer and industrial behavior on a world-wide scale.
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Richard Thaler Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director

Consider a recent poll of a panel of economists conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where I teach… [Forty-one] economists in [a poll conducted by the] University of Chicago … were asked whether they agreed with this statement: ‘A tax on the carbon content of fuels would be a less expensive way to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions than would a collection of policies such ... See More
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Scientific American Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the authoritative source for the science discoveries a

Low oil and gas prices make this the right time to tax fossil fuels
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Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas

First, there needs to be a national tax on carbon emissions. This policy has nearly across-the-board support from environmental and business groups, including Exxon, as a way to put a transparent cost on the collective harm of carbon emissions and create a market incentive for cleaner energy sources.
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James Baker American attorney and statesman

You can't look at this as a tax, even though the word 'tax' is used
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Martin Feldstein Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Res

Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Hal Varian Chief Economist at Google

...there are several good reasons that increasing the gasoline tax in the United States makes economic sense
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Charles Wheelan I teach public policy at Dartmouth. I am the author of Naked Money, Naked Statistics, and othe

Even in the face of uncertainty over the effects of global warming – including whether it is happening at all – the policy we ought to pursue is a no-brainer. We ought to protect ourselves from a potentially catastrophic outcome by curtailing carbon emissions now.
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Alex Tabarrok

Two hard ideas that the public must accept if we are to move to a cleaner energy future: nuclear power and carbon taxes.
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Irwin Stelzer Economist, journalist for Sunday Times (London), consultant

No need to compromise on the one solution that almost every economist agrees would be a prudential, efficient way to reduce emissions—a carbon tax.
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Robert Shapiro Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commer

The risks of climate change continue to grow. Global, harmonized net carbon taxes could contain those risk s in an economically-efficient and politically-feasible way.
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George Shultz American economist, statesman, and businessman

There has to be a way to level the playing field and cause those forms of energy to bear their true costs. That means putting a price on carbon.
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Jefferey Sachs American economist

Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future
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Steven Running Regents Professor, Forest Ecology, College of Forestry & Conservation at the University of Mon

...We really need to put a carbon tax that represents the impact carbon emissions have on the world.
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Nouriel Roubini Professor at Stern School, NYU, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, blog at https://t.co/sby

It Is High Time for a Carbon Tax
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Kenneth Rogoff Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, former chief economist IMF, Int

As for the US, a sharp hike in energy taxes on gasoline and other fossil fuels would not only help improve the government’s balance sheet, but it would also be a way to start addressing global warming.
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Robert Reich American political economist

The single most important thing we can do -- the single solution -- is to put a price on carbon.
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Richard Posner

Stiff taxes will put pressure on the energy industry to achieve technological breakthroughs (such as sequestration of carbon dioxide) that will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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Phil Plait SCIENCE! I love this stuff. My blog RSS feed: https://t.co/OxjnPrbrqv

A carbon tax will force these companies to look into more efficient renewable energy production, as well they should.
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Bill Nye Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

So what we want to do is have a 'fee' for carbon dioxide production, and then we will return the fee to the people.

Disagree:

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Schroders British multinational asset management company

Total earnings of 12,500 global companies could fall by 20% were the world to limit itself to the 2C temperature rise target agreed in Paris through higher taxes.
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Conference Board Cda Non-partisan Canadian not-for-profit think tank

Carbon tax could cause a broad slowdown in economic activity as higher energy prices ripple throughout the economy.
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Donald J. Trump President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Cato Institute A public policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, fre

Both in theory and practice, economic analysis shows that the case for a U.S. carbon tax is weaker than its most vocal supporters have led the public to believe.
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James Delingpole Columnist

By taxing carbon dioxide (the harmless trace gas which makes the planet greener), the US government would be signalling to the world that it still believes in the man-made global warming narrative. This, in turn, would keep alive the crony-capitalist “renewables” industry in which Paulson, Steyer, Bloomberg and their friends are so heavily invested.
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Patrick Michaels Climatologist

The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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E. Calvin Beisner Founder and National Spokesman

A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else
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