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Go to Google, type in "global warming and sea level rise" you'll be days reading all the evidence that will show up. Read a bit of it and then get back to me.

Why is there no plan in place to reduce that problem? We do not see a plan to relocate people from cities close to the oceans that are at sea level.

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-We can conserve energy

-We can switch electrical generation from coal to nuclear/hydro/gas and then use more electric vehicles

-We can use more geothermal for heating

gas transition happens without any CO2 concerns so CO2 policies are irrelevant. same with energy conservation. nukes on a large scale can reduce emissions but that is not going to happen anytime soon.

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gas transition happens without any CO2 concerns so CO2 policies are irrelevant. same with energy conservation. nukes on a large scale can reduce emissions but that is not going to happen anytime soon.

The point is that we have choices.

Even if we are doing some already, we can choose to do these things bigger, better and faster.

I am in favour of a well-implemented carbon-tax - this would incentivize the choices. Revenue raised in the carbon tax should be used to reduce the payroll tax and personal income taxes.

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A carbon tax would be the most efficient way to reduce carbon pollution while reducing the potential for corruption.

Except we already have a large carbon tax on gasoline yet we still use gasoline.

Carbon taxes don't reduce emissions. They may slow the growth but that is it.

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Carbon taxes don't reduce emissions. They may slow the growth but that is it.

oh, really? As one countering example: Carbon pricing most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions, says OECD --- Study finds cost of alternatives such as feed-in tariffs, industry regulation and subsidies can be ‘substantially higher’

Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems are the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and should be “at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change”, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

An OECD study, called Effective Carbon Prices, found that other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, industry regulation and subsidies, are far less economically preferable than carbon pricing.

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