An inconvenient economic truth

Davis, Tricia Holly; Leake, Jonathan
March 2009
New Statesman;3/30/2009, Vol. 138 Issue 4942, p18
In this article the author discusses a Cambridge University report that has concluded that the European provision for carbon trading has significant defects and should be replaced. The article focuses on the economic impact of air pollution and examines the contention advanced by Cambridge researcher Chris Hope that there should be carbon tax on industrial polluters.


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