I actually agree with James Hansen:
Governments must place a uniform rising price on carbon, collected at the fossil fuel source – the mine or port of entry. The fee should be given to the public in toto, as a uniform dividend, payroll tax deduction or both.
Of course, I think he\’s hysterical over how much the tax should be, over what damage might be done by climate change. But the basic idea he\’s got there is entirely sound.
Whack on a revenue neutral carbon tax, shut the fuck up and let the market do the rest.