Taxing Air

Viv Forbes
Ever since life appeared on Earth, it has been nourished by four natural atmospheric gases - nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour and carbon dioxide. We breathe these gases every day and carbon dioxide is the plant food that supports all life on earth.

The taxes on carbon dioxide have thus achieved the politicians' dream -- taxing the air we breathe and the food we eat.

Ever since life appeared on Earth, it has been nourished by four natural atmospheric gases - nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour and carbon dioxide. We breathe these gases every day and carbon dioxide is the plant food that supports all life on earth.

The taxes on carbon dioxide have thus achieved the politicians' dream -- taxing the air we breathe and the food we eat.