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Canada's carbon tax could reduce human CO2 emissions by one-thousandth by 2030


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According to this CBC article:

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The researchers found that the carbon pricing applied to big industrial polluters will cut between 53 million and 90 million tonnes by 2030, while the pricing on consumers will cut between 19 million and 22 million tonnes. "

So estimates carbon taxes on consumers will cut aprox 20 mega tons by 2030.  That is the claim. Whether it is true is doubtful.

Now let's look at the facts.

Presently global CO2 emissions by humans are estimated to be 26.4 Gt , that is 26.4 giga tons.  A giga ton is 1,000 times a mega ton.   So if Canada's carbon tax reduces CO2 emissions from Canada by 20 mega tons by 2030, that will reduce human emission by one-thousandth of the total human emissions.

Can you see the absurdity of thinking that carbon taxes on Canadians will make any difference at all?

Do you really think reducing human emissions by 1/1000 of total human emissions will affect climate change.  Seriously.  People need to give their head a shake.  

These facts have been kept hidden from Canadians.  We are constantly being lied to.

What's behind the carbon tax, and does it work? | CBC News

 

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And if we're being honest - when you actually look at how they arrived at those figures for 'cuts' they're wildly insanely optimistic.

Here's a copy. it's from 2021.  Note that there's nothing newer and the CBC is choosing to report on this 2 year old paper now in such a way you'd think it's new 'research"

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abdae9

 Basically it's a guy reviewing other people's research around the world and combining it to arrive at an opinion.  Now - such papers CAN have validity by pulling a lot of facts from a lot of sources together to arrive at a conclusion.  BUt - the danger is also that they can pull in the flaws from all those works as well and reach the wrong conclusion - and he uses info from all over the world at random to reach his desired conclusion.

If the carbon tax worked - AT ALL - the gov't would be tripping over itself to fund studies that proved it does. There aren't any. Specific studies in BC where the tax has been around longer showed that it had NO effect in reducing emissions (which was it's stated objective) and at best slowed growth of emissions by about 5 percent or so which basically is nothing.

Carbon tax is a fraud. Until there  is an economical and viable alternative people will still use carbon period.

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