Monday, February 11, 2013

We're not as good as we thought

The Climate Institute publicised these results from the OECD. Bottom line is that Australia (the dark-coloured bar) and the USA (just above Mexico at the bottom) aren't really taxing carbon pollution that much.

bar chart of effective CO2 tax by country

So if a dubious politician (or someone else) tries to tell you that Australia is leading the world in taxing carbon, you'll know not to believe them.

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