How far should we go to battle climate change on this planet?
A new Pew Research Center survey suggests that a median of 78% people in 40 nations support their country signing on to an international agreement that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But how many of those people will support said agreement when it hits their wallet?
Alberta is introducing a carbon tax in January of 2017. Premier Rachel Notley insists that the new tax won’t be painful for a majority of Albertans.
It’s estimated that the tax will cost the average household an extra $500 a year (via taxes on gasoline and heating oil), increasing to nearly $1,000 by 2030. Would you consider that to be painful?
How much money are you willing to pay, via a carbon tax or other scheme, in order to curb climate change? Is a few hundred dollars fair? What about 3% of your income?