Date: Jun 3, 2013 6:52 PM
Author: Richard Hake
Subject: Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?

Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a recent post 
"Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?" [Hake (2013)]. The
abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for
Space Studies, in "The Courage to Fight Climate Change" at
<> wrote: "We must have a simple, honest,
across-the-board carbon fee collected from the fossil fuel companies
at the small number of domestic mines and ports of entry. All of that
money should be distributed to the public-100 percent of it-with
equal amounts going to all legal residents."

A Google <> search for "Carbon Tax" turned up
4,210,000 hits at <> on 03 June 10:30-0700,
including the Wikipedi entries on "Carbon Tax" at
<> and on "Emissions Control" at
<>. In my opinion: (a) The *more* important hits
are listed in the over twenty references in the REFERENCE list in the
complete post at <>, and (b) the *most*
important hits are these six:

(1) "The Courage to Fight Climate Change" [Hansen & Romm (2013)] at

(2) "The People vs. Cap-and-Trade" [Hansen (2010b)] at <>,

(3) "The American Party" [Hansen (2013)] at <>,

(4) "Herman Daly on Carbon Fees and Tax Shifting" [Gravitas (2011)]
at <>,

(5) "Sanders, Boxer Propose Climate Change Bills" [Sanders (2013a)]
at <>,

(6) "Effects of a Carbon Tax on the Economy and the Environment" [CBO
(2013)] at <>.


To access the complete 32 kB post please click on <>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <> and accessed on 03 June 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. "Would a Carbon Tax Save Life on Planet Earth?"
online on the OPEN! Net-Gold archives at <>.
Post of 03 Jun 2013 12:34:27-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The
abstract and link to the complete post are being distributed to
various discussion lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at