Agree:

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Barack Obama Former President of United States of America

If there's one thing that I would like to see, it would be for us to price the cost of carbon emissions
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Elon Musk Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection
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Jerry Taylor President, Niskanen Center

The cost of a carbon tax (likely less than 0.8% of GDP) is well south of the expected costs of warming by 2100 (as mentioned earlier, a conservative 3.6% or more of GDP).
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Greg Mankiw Harvard professor in economics

People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response
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Carbon Tax Center Leading source of hard news, rigorous analysis, and honest politics on taxing climate pollutio

Myth #1. A tax on carbon pollution will harm the poor and middle class. [...] Rebuttal: The wealthy use more carbon-based energy than the rest of us, by far. For every gallon of gasoline used by the poorest quintile (20%) of households, the richest quint
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Bob Inglis Former Congressman

You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Erik Fairbairn Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO @POD_Point, Founder @e25SupercarClub.

A UK Carbon tax would move us forward. Other taxes could drop as a result.
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Adam Ozimek Economist at Moody's Analytics

It will help the government get out of the energy regulation business in the long-run. If innovation drives solar and battery prices low enough, the energy sector may become no different than any other industry in producing limited externalities. Thus the special regulatory consideration it merits will no longer exist.
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Ted Halstead Author, public speaker and social entrepreneur

It is pro growth, pro competition, pro jobs, deregulatory, and it will help the working-class voters that Trump promised to help.
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Lawrence Summers Economist and Harvard University Professor

But there should be no doubt that starting from the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable
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Leonardo DiCaprio American actor, film producer, and environmental activist


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ExxonMobil The official Twitter page of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Continue the conversation at https://t.c

A carbon tax is the best way to address the risks of warming temperatures
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Camila Thorndike Director of Oregon Climate

As a cross-sector and market-based solution, a carbon tax empowers business to profitably transition to the clean-energy economy.
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Manolo Santos Design, computers, business and science.


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Peter Barnes Writer, entrepreneur, co-founder of CREDO


Disagree:

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Bill Gates Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

A carbon tax in the United States would not be an effective way of confronting climate change. The world needs an “energy miracle” in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions while expanding energy production around the world. The way that happens is to spend on clean-energy research.
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Donald J. Trump President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Cato Institute A public policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, fre

Both in theory and practice, economic analysis shows that the case for a U.S. carbon tax is weaker than its most vocal supporters have led the public to believe.
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James Delingpole Columnist

By taxing carbon dioxide (the harmless trace gas which makes the planet greener), the US government would be signalling to the world that it still believes in the man-made global warming narrative. This, in turn, would keep alive the crony-capitalist “renewables” industry in which Paulson, Steyer, Bloomberg and their friends are so heavily invested.
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Jake Novak Columnist

As with all taxes on suppliers, the companies simply pass the costs on to their consumers. In this case, that includes the middle class and poorer consumers who need heat, electricity, and gasoline.
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David Blackmon Advocate for energy, common sense politics, and all things Texas. Writer, editor, public speak

The problem with the concept of a carbon tax is that it fails to take into consideration how things actually work in the real world, which has a tendency to take wonderful concepts and create horrible and messy outcomes with them.
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Patrick Michaels Climatologist

The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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Oren Cass Senior Fellow @ManhattanInst. Domestic Policy Director @MittRomney 2012

The concept of revenue neutrality is a mirage. Yes, every dollar raised by the tax can be sent back to households. Remember, though, that the entire premise oThe tax is to force households and businesses away from cheap fossil-fuel consumption and towa
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Dr Robert Gross Director, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College Londo

Carbon taxes are doomed to fail because they do little to drive what is needed most: innovation that generates affordable clean energy that all 7 billion humans will want to adopt, not out of altruism or coercion, but out of self-interest.
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E. Calvin Beisner Founder and National Spokesman

A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else
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Alessandro Bruno Columnist

Therefore, carbon credits, carbon taxes, and related schemes are actually more about fueling environmental finance than environmental responsibility. The credits are less about projects and research in sustainable production systems and more about the financial interests underlying the market for carbon credits.
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Noah Smith Columnist

Carbon taxes are undermined by free trade. If you put a tax on carbon-emitting activity in the U.S., it'll raise the domestic price of (for example) coal. This will provide an incentive for U.S. coal miners to export their coal to other countries, especially China, as they are now trying to do. It will also provide an incentive for Americans to buy more imports from countries where it is still che... See More
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