Sunday’s Washington Post included an editorial (I know – nobody reads them, except staff and cranks) ((I’m not staff)) supporting some sort of tax on carbon. I believe the editor’s have identified carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and that they believe generating more would have a deleterious effect on something.
My explanation of the ediotr’s implied beliefs is necessarily vague because it’s pretty obvious they don’t understand how the tax they are advocating is going to have any influence on the outcome they desire.
I constantly try to think of analogies for carbon based man made global warming and here’s the latest. The carbon tax is like taxing sandy feet to prevent beach erosion. It’s just the wrong problem by several orders of magnitude.
Whatever the skill set is necessary to become an editor at the WP, it must not include scientific understanding.