“We should tax what we burn, not what we earn. This is the single most important policy change we can make.”
- Al Gore, Former US Vice President and 2008 Nobel Laureate
Given the debate over British Columbia’s carbon tax, we’re highlighting the opinions of some of the world’s top leaders on climate change solutions and their thoughts on carbon tax policy. And who better to look to than the Nobel prize-winning former US Vice-President Al Gore.
Gore has long been an outspoken champion of the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax that shifts the tax burden away from things like income and small business tax and puts it on the consumption of fuels that emit heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
In a speech Gore gave last summer at the Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, he explained that: