A Burden with No Benefit
We recently offered an information evening where we assessed the Alberta Climate Plan and the proposed carbon tax – which we have determined will be “a burden with no benefit.”
Some aspects of carbon tax calculations are complex for the public to understand, therefore we offer a collection of materials at different levels of complexity.
The first is this layman’s overview. Included is a short discussion of the coal phase-out and some of the significant unintended consequences.
Here is a more complete and more complex powerpoint that was presented at our information night. “Alberta’s Climate Plan.” This presentation also includes climate data that disputes the claims of an increase in extreme weather events. As well, more details and references to the various economic models used to calculate the “Social Costs of Carbon” form part of this presentation.
There is a short written report version that is 8 pages long. Alberta Climate Plan report is (8 pages) more technical version with references
For analysts, an even more technical version with references.
Dr. Ross McKitrick, professor of economics at the University of Guelph, assisted Friends of Science in compiling a layman’s look at the Social Costs of Carbon.
He also did a series of short video clips that discuss costs, benefits, consequences, and perceptions of Social Costs of Carbon.
We hope you find these useful and informative. Please feel free to ask more questions, join our facebook conversation or tweet us!