Earth & Conservation

Does A Tax On Pollution Actually Work?

2016 is the worst year for carbon emissions in 66 million years. Scientists have proposed a carbon tax to offset emissions, so does it work?

2016 has been a year of disappointing news for many reasons and you can add carbon emissions to that list. Scientists say this year was the worst for carbon emissions in 66 million years. Solving this extreme problem is now a priority for many world leaders.

A carbon tax is one of many ideas that has been proposed and is backed by environmentalists and even some conservatives. What is a carbon tax and how could it help us curb our severe pollution?

Al Jazeera: Climate: Carbon Emissions Highest in 66 Millions Years

The New York Times: The Case for a Carbon Tax

The Guardian: In Charts: How a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax Creates Jobs, Grows the Economy