How has the carbon tax affected the public 'debate' on climate change?

Cook, John (2014). How has the carbon tax affected the public 'debate' on climate change?. In John Quiggin, David Adamson and Daniel Quiggin (Ed.), Carbon pricing: early experiences and future prospects (pp. 49-64) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781782547747.00015


Author Cook, John
Title of chapter How has the carbon tax affected the public 'debate' on climate change?
Title of book Carbon pricing: early experiences and future prospects
Place of Publication Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4337/9781782547747.00015
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781782547730
9781782547747
Editor John Quiggin
David Adamson
Daniel Quiggin
Chapter number 3
Start page 49
End page 64
Total pages 16
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There is an expectation that as policy instruments such as the carbon price become law, public debate about climate change will shift towards solutions instead of science. Has there been an evolution towards solutions in recent years, particularly with the introduction of the carbon price in Australia in 2012? The evidence indicates no. The public debate continues to fixate on fundamental questions such as whether global warming is even happening. Research into attitudes and psychological bias indicate the underlying causes behind the persistence of science denial are deep-rooted and to some degree immune to further evidence.
Keyword Economics and finance
Environmental economics
Environment
Climate change
Environmental economics
Environmental politics and policy
Valuation
Politics and public policy
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
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