British Columbia is the sole North American jurisdiction with a carbon tax, which went from $25/tonne to $30/tonne on July 1. A poll conducted for the Pembina Institute of 830 BC residents showed that 74% believe that the tax has been positive for the environment or are neutral. A 69% majority are worried about climate change and 70% want BC to continue showing leadership without waiting for other jurisdictions to take similar steps.The only glimmer of optimism in this is that the poll was done by the Pembina Institute which is hardly an unbiased pollster.
EU Parliament Votes Down Tougher Emissions Cuts [h/t]. Could it be that BC lags even the EU in the supply of common sense? Good grief!
Climate Scientists Confirm Global Warming Standstill (but insist that it does not contradict AGW doctrine).