- Investigates the causes of economic imbalances.
- Investigates the effect of the global financial system and/or the monetary system in fostering a sustainable economy.
- Investigates causes tending to destroy or impair the free-market system.
- Explores and develops market-based solutions.
The Carbon Tax Center amplifies the voices of people in America and abroad who believe that taxing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is central to efforts to reduce the rate of and damage from climate change. CTC educates and informs policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about the benefits and critical need for significant, rising and equitable taxes on the carbon content of fossil fuels. We request an emergency grant to help us respond to, engage with and acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who are besieging us with questions, requests, suggestions and donations.
Carbon taxing corrects economic imbalances between human beings and the ecosystems that provide the stable climate, healthy forests, adequate rainfall and intact coastlines essential to economic activity.
Monetary flows necessary for healthy economies require prices of key commodities and services such as energy and power that "tell the truth" about their underlying costs. Carbon taxing is a vital means to that end.
Most "solutions" to climate change employ subsidies, allocations and regulations that twist our market system into knots and pile up enormous albeit hidden costs. Carbon taxing is the only large-scale antidote and alternative.
Carbon taxing is not merely market-based, it is market-correcting, enabling the markets through which billions of decisions involving fuels and energy to be more truthful, reliable, efficient and robust.
The Carbon Tax Center is the pre-eminent source of information and analysis for journalists, policymakers and citizens on carbon taxing's efficacy, necessity and acceptability. The persistence of carbon taxing in discourse and debates owes much to our work.
Since release of the climate change film, "Before The Flood," CTC has been besieged with requests for assistance and suggestions for advocacy. Our subscriber list has more than quadrupled to over 10,000, and we have received over 100 online donations.
This grant enables us to (i) remove data constraints in our list management system, (ii) hire temporary staff to respond to queries and acknowledge gifts, (iii) train our executive director to supervise list management. Ramping up this process immediately will allow us to recruit and retain as many as possible of the individuals who have written to us.