A bunch of people marked this down as Troll. Not certain how this post qualifies, other than it goes against the grain of Slashdot's predominant stance that global warming is real. The main idea of the post is true. Carbon credits is a construct created for taking money from the middle class. Rich people spend a much smaller portion of their income on energy so the carbon taxes have minimal impact. They will just absorb the higher costs of energy and go on with their lives. Middle class workers will bear the brunt of the taxes. In California, gas is $1 more then in other states and moving higher. All it does is reduce the discretionary income of that single mom working two jobs to feed her children.
Whether climate change is real or not, the politicians are using both sides to strike fear and uncertainty into the masses. Instead of coming up with solutions to the problem,, they are finding ways to increase tax revenue. The carbon will continue to pour into our atmosphere and all that will have been accomplished is that Al Gore will now have more jets to pollute our world. The seas are still going to rise, the weather extremes will get worse and people are going to die off.