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Should we increase carbon taxes to tackle climate change?

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  • strongly agrees and says:
    The only action needed to solve climate change is is a carbon tax. We should not, for example, impose draconian laws on farmers or make citizens uncomfortable by limiting air-conditioner usage! Keep tax revenue constant, but shift it to tax what is probably bad (CO2), just like alcohol & cigarettes are taxed more than fruits & vegetables. (source)
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I believe that we must drastically increase carbon taxes to hold polluters accountable and to incentivize a swift transition to renewable energy sources. It's essential for tackling the climate crisis.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    Increasing carbon taxes isn't the silver bullet for climate change. While pricing carbon is necessary, it should be part of a broader strategy that includes investment in technologies to decarbonise the economy and adapt to climate change. Simply raising taxes on carbon without a plan for innovation and adaptation could disproportionately affect lower-income households and businesses without effectively reducing emissions.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that carbon taxes are a crucial step in addressing the climate crisis, making polluters pay for the damage they cause, and incentivizing a shift to renewable energy.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe implementing a carbon tax is a smart way to incentivize the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It's an effective tool to address the climate crisis and can encourage investment in renewable energy.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    Increasing carbon taxes would damage the economy, leading to job losses and higher costs for consumers. Instead, we should encourage innovation in cleaner energy technologies that don't hamper growth.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I believe that implementing robust carbon pricing is one of the most efficient ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in cleaner options. By gradually increasing carbon taxes, we create a powerful incentive for businesses and consumers to choose more sustainable practices.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    In my view, adequately pricing carbon through taxes or emissions trading systems is critical for achieving carbon emission reduction targets. It incentivizes businesses and individuals to invest in clean technologies and fosters green innovation. Handling climate change is also about correcting a market failure and ensuring polluters are fairly charged for the costs they impose on society.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    Increasing carbon taxes would hurt the economy and is not the best way to address climate change. It would lead to higher costs for consumers and would be particularly harmful to the manufacturing and energy sectors, potentially costing jobs without significantly impacting global carbon emissions.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that increasing carbon taxes is an effective tool to tackle climate change. It incentivizes innovation in clean energy and helps shift the economic burden towards those who emit the most carbon.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that carbon pricing is an effective tool for climate protection. Increasing carbon taxes gives a clear signal to invest more in energy efficiency and renewables, thereby helping to reduce emissions and fight climate change.
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  • would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly disagree with increasing carbon taxes as the primary solution to tackle climate change. Innovation in technology and private sector initiatives can lead to more effective and less economically damaging solutions for reducing emissions.
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  • would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    Increasing carbon taxes would damage the economy, hurt the working class, and reduce competitiveness. We need market-based solutions, not tax increases that stifle growth.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    We should indeed increase carbon taxes as part of a larger Green New Deal. This can discourage investment in fossil fuels and generate revenue to support renewable energy and infrastructure, ultimately combating climate change.
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  • would agree and say according to AI
    I believe in the necessity of carbon pricing as a core tool for driving down emissions. Carbon taxes incentivize greener choices and innovation, and the revenue can help fund the ecological transition.
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  • would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    While I understand the urgency of addressing climate change, I strongly disagree with increasing carbon taxes as the primary measure. Higher carbon taxes would put undue strain on our economy, especially the energy and manufacturing sectors, and could cause financial hardship for ordinary Australians. We should focus on technological innovation and investment in renewable energy without disrupting our economy with aggressive taxation.
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  • would strongly agree and say according to AI
    As a proponent of carbon pricing, I believe increasing carbon taxes is a vital tool to address climate change. It provides the economic incentives needed to drive a shift towards greener technologies and sustainable practices, fostering innovation and steering consumption and investment in a direction that reduces carbon emissions.
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  • would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe increasing carbon taxes would damage the economy, hurt American workers, and disrupt our energy independence. We should instead focus on innovation, not taxation.
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  • Hec Perez, Building YouCongress
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  • Pablo Melchor, Entrepreneur, expert trial-and-error learner. Working to improve the world in the most effective ways @ayuda_efectiva. Member and ambassador @givingwhatwecan.
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  • Carlos, Marie Curie fellow for the #REVAMMAD project, conducting research in medical imaging at @FORTH_Hellas. PhD candidate in computer vision at #UniversityOfCrete.
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