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Tinder tax by Trialballoon

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Fossil fuels are not the only source of carbon dioxide. Wildfires are fueled by dangerous biomass. Areas of high risk could be taxed.


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Summary

Why just tax intentional carbon dioxide production? Areas periodically at risk for wildfires could be taxed. The tax could be offset if governments allow land owners to generate power from dangerous biomass rather than just waiting for it to burn in place.


Is this proposal for a practice or a project?

Practice


What actions do you propose?

Governments could identify at risk areas and imposed a tinder tax.


Who will take these actions?

Governments in whose jurisdiction high wildfire risks are located.


Where will these actions be taken?

Localities must determine their risk for wildfires.


In addition, specify the country or countries where these actions will be taken.

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Country 4

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Country 5

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Impact/Benefits


What impact will these actions have on greenhouse gas emissions and/or adapting to climate change?

A "tinder tax" would result in better land management resulting in less emissions due to wildfires. If part of best practices developed is to remove biomass for power generation, fewer fossil fuels would be required in that local area.


What are other key benefits?


Costs/Challenges


What are the proposal’s projected costs?

Governments would have to periodically develop and review wildfire risk in affected areas in order to tax appropriately.


Timeline

This practice could be implemented immediately.


About the author(s)

The author is a retired computer programmer and systems analyst.


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