Oh, what a surprise. New taxes needed to combat Climate Change?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100805/ap_on_sc/climate_change "BONN, Germany – Carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border money movements are among ways being considered by a panel of the world's leading economists to raise a staggering $100 billion a year to fight climate... show more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100805/ap_on_sc/climate_change

"BONN, Germany – Carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border money movements are among ways being considered by a panel of the world's leading economists to raise a staggering $100 billion a year to fight climate change."

"A climate summit held in Copenhagen in December was determined to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries adapt to climate change and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide trapping the sun's heat. But the 120 world leaders who met in the Danish capital offered no ideas on how to raise that sum — $1 trillion every decade — prompting Ban to appoint his high-level advisory group."

"In short, a new industrial revolution is needed to move the world away from fossil fuels to low carbon growth, he said."

Intemperate questions:
How does throwing a wad of cash at some third world banana republic dictator mitigate the so called effects of climate change?
How does carbon trading motivate private industry to do anything other than hire lawyers to figure out how to game the system?
Does anyone really believe that taxing the snot out of business, hurts anyone other than the consumer? You do understand that all taxes are added to the final price tag of everything you buy, right?
Does it surprise anyone that George Soros has a hand in this?
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