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    Cancun climate change conference: Britain is urged to impose £15 billion in green taxes - Telegraph

    Cancun climate change conference: Britain is urged to impose £15 billion in green taxes

    British taxpayers could pay an extra £600 per year in green taxes to help poor countries cope with the floods and droughts caused by climate change, Lord Stern has suggested.

    Lord Stern said an extra £15 billion could be raised in taxes on polluting industry and power from coal, gas and petrol. Although the levies will be directly on factories or power stations, eventually it will come down to the consumers.

    If every householder was to pay the same amount it would cost £600, although ultimately it is likely to be unevenly distributed as households with more cars or high energy use will pay more.

    “People would see these tax rises through electricity, through cars,” said Lord Stern.


    Worth every penny to stop soaring temperatures!

    Lets tax central heating systems, I'd like to see people pay £1000 every time they put the heating on.
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    Methane is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. How about a fart tax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    Methane is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. How about a fart tax?
    I'd be bankrupt, especially after a few too many pints of bitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post

    Worth every penny to stop soaring temperatures!
    I have no faith in climate change models... do I still have to pay?
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    Has any of this rise in sea levels actually started yet?

    It's just that, with iceburgs the size of Wales breaking off like in Al Gore's video, and arctic ice melting so that submarines can surface at the north pole, I'd have thought seas would have risen by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    Has any of this rise in sea levels actually started yet?

    It's just that, with iceburgs the size of Wales breaking off like in Al Gore's video, and arctic ice melting so that submarines can surface at the north pole, I'd have thought seas would have risen by now.
    Yep.

    Current sea level rise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Last 100 years


    Last 10,000 years


    Last 25,000 years
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    Ah thanks. Does that mean it's levelling off then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    Ah thanks. Does that mean it's levelling off then?
    I think the Holocene graph shows a bit too much "levelling off", reading the notes on wikipedia, it was forced to zero for the current day

    about 2mm per year, or 2 meters per 1000 years
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    Global warming FFS - in the last 13 years of being in the UK I have never ever had such a cold winter - fooking pay-as-you-go electric meter in all-electric flat does not help either.

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