Carbon credits are the elephant in the room. How does paying money to "buy" carbon credits from someone like Al Gore (so you can continue to produce CO2) help reduce CO2? What is so special about Gore and his minions that they can "sell" the ability to produce CO2?
Not that paying that money to the government in the form of taxes would help (much), as the gub'mint would just put the money into the general fund and spend it on slush funds and not on anything particular like, oh say, research to help reduce the actual production of CO2.
Low information voters cost us dearly, but then so does a press that doesn't do the job intended for it when the Founding Fathers gave them the First Amendment.
My vegitation LOVES them some CO2. Also love di-hydrogen monoxide.