Cash for Carbon
Tens of billions of pounds will have to be raised through flight taxes to compensate developing countries for the damage air travel does to the environment, according to the Government’s advisory body on climate change...the revenue generated should be given to developing countries to help them to adapt to climate change — for example, by building flood defences to cope with rising sea levels.
In a letter to the Government published today, the committee says that an increase in global temperatures is inevitable and that developed countries must pay for the consequences.
Seems a bit arse about face to me, they are suggesting we mulct billions and pour it into Africa because we know we are causing damage to other people's property. Fair enough, if we are damaging some one else's property we should pay up. But I don't go thrusting tenners under window wipers in carparks in case I crash into the cars later, I require them to make a claim and prove I caused the damage. Same for this I suggest.