WASHINGTON (November 13, 2012)--Climate change is a hot topic again as it resurfaces in talks about a possible new tax.
Superstorm Sandy, the rare and devastating Northeast storm, and an election that gave Democrats gains put global warming back in the picture and so has the hunt for answers to the looming budget crisis.
A carbon tax, which was once an unlikely option, is now being discussed unofficially.
People would pay the tax whenever they use such fossil fuels like coal and oil that produce heat-trapping carbon dioxide.
Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis said such a thing tax be inevitable.
The conservative American Enterprise Institute held an all-day discussion of a carbon tax on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, former Vice President Al Gore launches a 24-hour online talkfest about global warming and disasters.