There is a secular, socialist meaning to Carbon Tax REVENUE in the context of the quaint perpetually evergreen warmanism of the climatists. Since ‘revenue’ is what sustains the government bureaucracy that fully intends to tell you what you can and cannot do and what you shall and shall not have and how you will and will not live, and since the productive cannot survive without energy, ‘revenue’ is much like the analogy of the rainbow about God’s promise there will never be another Great Flood. Government REVENUE is the Left’s Proof Positive — like a rainbow over a shipwreck — that evil capitalism and inconvenient memories of the Constitutional Founders’ insane ideas of individual liberty and free enterprise will never again be allowed to exert hegemony over America for so long as Leftist government has power over the land.
The entire science of global warming alarmism is built upon chimera. Let us assume an increase in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 as an avoidable consequence of modernity. Let’s work with 300 going to 400 ppm because of industrialization. A 33% increase. Sounds like a big jump, right? But, in going from 0.03 to 0.04%, does that extra 0.01% of CO2 in the air make any difference?
If you don’t know it is only because this is the sort of question for which AGW True Believers really don’t want an answer. Climatist authoritarians want you to keep the faith. Government scientists do not ever want to put this question to a test. The AGW witchdoctors only want you to listen to superstitious analogies like polar bears are dying and CO2 is a deadly poison so any increase no matter how small poses life-threatening consequences. But your exhaled breath is 40,000 ppm not 300-400. Compared to the atmosphere there is a ten-fold increase in the air of modern submarines. CO2 is added to greenhouses because plants love it. To plants CO2 is fertilizer (and plants exhale the oxygen we need to live). Greenhouses are warm inside like being in an automoble with the windows up because convection is halted not because there’s more CO2 inside. Comparing atmospheric CO2 levels over the geophysical record Dr. William Happer testified under oath before congress that currently the Earth is CO2-starved.
The science of AGW alarmism has boiled down to one simple question: shall government science authoritarians continue making their living facilitating Big Government hegemony over the lives of the productive or should the bureaucrats get off their lazy asses and contribute a compensable measure of value to society like the rest of us who live in the real world?