Re: The heat is on?
The questions isn't whether our planet is warming, anyone can see that over the past 40/50/75 years we have seen variations in temperature on a global level with a general trend upwards.
The question is whether CO2 emissions are the primary driving factor in that temperature increase. Since this is one of the things that governments can tax this is what they have focused on. But there are obviously other factors involved, which are not taxable.
This whole debate then becomes a political debate over taxes rather than a scientific debate. In that case the panel discussed in this article is actually made up of the right mix, with the majority being politically minded members rather than scientific.
In this current debate, its not what you can prove scientifically, its what you can convince the tax base to believe, and therefore how much you can tax them.