Flashback: 'On Jan. 17, 2009 Hansen declared Obama only ‘has four years to save Earth’
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?'