Michael Mann: 'Paris is probably the last chance to bring the necessary emission reductions on the way - we had begun 15 years ago, the required transformation of the energy system would gently can proceed.'
A revenue-neutral carbon tax, one that does not support other programs and instead goes back to households, could fix that distortion, he and others argue. "The question is not, 'Is there going to be a tax on carbon?' It's, 'Do you want a tax that you have a voice in and control, or do you want to keep writing checks after disasters that you have no control over?'" says retired Rear Admiral David Titley, who has advised some of the GOP presidential candidates and directs the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University. "That $60 billion relief bill for Hurricane Sandy that passed very quickly through a Republican-led House, did you get a vote on that tax? Because that's a tax."
Climate Depot Response: So Rear Admiral Titley is claiming that a 'carbon tax' or EPA regs or UN treaties would have made Sandy less powerful and thus require less relief funds?'
'Mannsplaining'. Mannsplaining can be used to describe situations where climate scientists, who brook no outside comment on their field, subsequently feel free to lecture other experts without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer about the field under discussion.'