Governments and businesses around the world need to take notice of the turn in sentiment occurring in Britain right now. Optimum research is reporting that after surveying over 2000 Britons online, more then 7 out of 10 do not want to pay higher taxes to fund green projects. They believe that the extra taxes that have been imposed on things like SUV’s and plastic bags are nothing more then a tax grab, and they’re questioning the validity of the global warming crisis. It’s to be expected however, we’re all in a world where house prices are falling, gas prices are rising, and our dollars aren’t stretching. It’s easy to lose faith in a system where money keeps going in, but nothing seems to be coming out in terms of progress.
Mike Childs from Friends of The Earth explains: “People do get cynical unless they see benefits, the Government is playing a dangerous game. They are using climate change to identify potential new taxes and revenues but the public aren’t seeing anything in return. The public aren’t being helped to go green. The Government could put a windfall tax on the big oil companies and use that money to insulate homes or introduce a feed-in tariff to pay people to produce renewable energy.”
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Green tax revolt: Britons ‘will not foot bill to save planet’