"Considering this article, 'carbon emissions' are essentially about a world-wide tax on CO2 output, with a carbon currency soon to be attached. It really no longer matters what the scientific conclusions are concerning weather (pun intended) or not 'global warming' is actually taking place: because the rhetoric and debate could go on forever until the 'little people' are physically exhausted through attrition. At this point, a carbon tax is inevitable – regardless of any conclusions about AGW. While the public is distracted by getting whipsawed back and forth between Lord Monckton and Glenn Beck for example, the underlying message is: a carbon tax and carbon emissions trading will become reality. Now pay up, little people!" -- Banzai Pipeline
Source: Carbon Tax Center
Nat’l Academy of Sciences Tells Citizen-Lobbyists: First Priority is Economy-Wide Carbon Price
by James Handley
On Monday, Dr. Laurie Geller, director of the National Academy of Sciences’ new blue-ribbon climate change report, briefed the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s National Conference, kicking off CCL’s Washington lobby week. Part I of NAS’s report stresses the strong evidence and broad scientific consensus that Earth’s surface is warming due to human-caused fossil fuel burning. NAS recommends further research on managing impacts on ecosystems, food production, public health and climate policy.
Part II, “Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change” calls for immediate, urgent action; its top recommendation is to “Adopt an economy-wide carbon pricing system.” It also urges additional clean energy R&D, research into how behavior and technology interact and incentives for low greenhouse gas energy technologies. Part III, on adaptation, suggests responses to the inevitable consequences of climate change already in motion. Recommendations include: “develop hot weather early warning systems” as Philadelphia has done, and “Alaska: Retreat from the Coast” beginning the process of relocation from areas where thawing and erosion are rendering present settlements untenable.
Lester Brown, whose book “Plan B 4.0” is an inspiring blueprint for a sustainable, low-carbon future, also addressed the CCL conference. Brown reminded us that just as the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor sparked President Roosevelt’s call on industrialists to convert automobile and steel manufacturing into wartime production leading to victory in WWII, we can and must rapidly re-orient our economy away from fossil fuels and toward efficiency and renewables to avert climate disaster — a far more profound threat to our security than Japanese invasion was in 1942. He stressed that a gradually and predictably-rising carbon tax is one of the key policies needed for climate stability essential to human civilization.
Source: The August Review
Carbon Currency: A New Beginning for Technocracy?
By Patrick Wood, Editor
January 26, 2010
Critics who think that the U.S. dollar will be replaced by some new global currency are perhaps thinking too small.
On the world horizon looms a new global currency that could replace all paper currencies and the economic system upon which they are based.
The new currency, simply called Carbon Currency, is designed to support a revolutionary new economic system based on energy (production, and consumption), instead of price. Our current price-based economic system and its related currencies that have supported capitalism, socialism, fascism and communism, is being herded to the slaughterhouse in order to make way for a new carbon-based world.
It is plainly evident that the world is laboring under a dying system of price-based economics as evidenced by the rapid decline of paper currencies. The era of fiat (irredeemable paper currency) was introduced in 1971 when President Richard Nixon decoupled the U.S. dollar from gold. Because the dollar-turned-fiat was the world’s primary reserve asset, all other currencies eventually followed suit, leaving us today with a global sea of paper that is increasingly undesired, unstable, unusable.
The deathly economic state of today’s world is a direct reflection of the sum of its sick and dying currencies, but this could soon change.
Forces are already at work to position a new Carbon Currency as the ultimate solution to global calls for poverty reduction, population control, environmental control, global warming, energy allocation and blanket distribution of economic wealth.