On the Views of Carbon Tax in Korea

Heon-Goo Kim
November 2008
American Journal of Applied Sciences;2008, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p1558
Academic Journal
To comply with the UNFCCC agreement, many countries are expected to make efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas emission level down to 1990 by the year of 2012. The agreement is intended to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel that causes the greenhouse effect. The global warming has been accelerated by the greenhouse effect resulted from the CO2 emission and has become a serious global issue requiring a fundamental solution. Many environmentalists regard the carbon tax imposition on fossil fuel consumption as an efficient measure to reduce the greenhouse gas, i.e., CO2. Environmentalists and scholars in Korea are generally showing positive attitudes toward this tax scheme.


Related Articles

  • Global Warming: Time Running Out? Schweiger, Larry J. // National Wildlife (World Edition);Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p9 

    This article discusses America's use of fossil fuels and the effect of such use on greenhouse gas pollution, national security, economy and the future. Few Americans and few Washington political leaders comprehend how very little time we have left to act before we lose control of global warming....

  • CARBON TRADING Doesn't Work. S. R. // Wired;Jun2008, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p162 

    The author discusses the Kyoto Project, a clean development mechanism that aims to keep the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by the 2012 by slowing down the rise of carbon emissions. This project aims to lessen greenhouse effect that causes worldwide global warming due to carbon dioxide...

  • La cultura del carbono. WOODWARD, JOHN // Cambio Climático;2009, p22 

    No abstract available.

  • Global warming and long-term climatic changes: a progress report. Khilyuk, L.F.; Chilingar, G.V. // Environmental Geology;Oct2004, Vol. 46 Issue 6/7, p970 

    The authors believe that recent global warming of Earth’s atmosphere is not due to an increase in anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission but rather to long-term global factors. The human contribution to the CO2content in the atmosphere and the increase in temperature is negligible in...

  • Steamed up at global warming.  // New Scientist;10/15/2005, Vol. 188 Issue 2521, p18 

    This article informs that researcher Brian Soden at the University of Miami and his colleagues studied satellite data on thermal radiation from the Earth at wavelengths that are absorbed by water vapour. He found that moisture in the upper troposphere has increased by 6 per cent since 1982 in...

  • European Hot Spots. Stein, Lisa // U.S. News & World Report;3/15/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p18 

    Reports that Swiss-led studies of ocean sediments, tree rings, glaciers and other climate indicators found that that last year's European heat wave which is believed to have killed 20,000 people was the worst ever. Report in "Science"; Role of American's in adding to the greenhouse effect.

  • Global Warming. Ke, Wujun // Skipping Stones;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p6 

    The article focuses on the issue of global warming. Everyone has heard words like recycle, walk, bike, and conserve fossil fuels. Some people believe that global warming is a small issue, but it definitely is not. During the last century, the earth has warmed approximately 1 degree F and will...

  • Reading the Leaves. Reebs, Stephan // Natural History;Apr2007, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p13 

    This article discusses a study which showed that corn can help map emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Conducted by Diana Y. Hsueh et al., the study argued that plants provide a cost-effective means of sampling carbon dioxide derived from fossil fuels. The...

  • Technological Responses to the Greenhouse Effect.  // Management Services;Mar1990, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p45 

    The Watt Committee on Energy has appointed a working group to identify the options for reducing the build-up of Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the commonest of which is carbon dioxide. The group recognises that, if governments and others are to make decisions on the acceptable levels of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics