Mathematical model provides new support for environmental taxes

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A new mathematical model provides support for environmental taxation, such as carbon taxes, as an effective strategy to promote environmentally friendly practices without slowing economic growth. Xinghua Fan and colleagues at Jiangsu University, China, publish their model and findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on September 4, 2019.

A worldwide "green development" movement calls for reducing pollution and increasing resource utilization efficiency without hindering economic expansion. Many governments have proposed or imposed environmental taxes, such as taxes on , to promote environmentally friendly economic practices. However, few studies have rigorously quantified the effects of environmental taxes on the interconnected factors involved in green development.

To help clarify the impact of environmental taxation, Fan and colleagues developed and validated a that reflects the closely integrated relationships between environmental taxes, , pollution emissions, and utilization of resources, such as water and fossil fuels. Then they applied the model to real-world data in order to analyze the effects of environmental taxes on green development in China.

The analysis suggests that environmental taxes can indeed help to stimulate economic growth, decrease emissions, and improve resource utilization. The researchers explored several different scenarios, finding that the beneficial effects of an environmental tax are enhanced by advanced technology, elevated consumer awareness, and—especially—firm government control.

The authors suggest that their model could be applied to explore the effects of environmental taxes in other countries beyond China. Researchers may also seek to modify the model for application to or economic sectors, as opposed to countries or regions. The model could potentially be improved by identification and incorporation of more sophisticated mathematical relationships between the various green development factors.


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More information: Fan X, Li X, Yin J (2019) Impact of environmental tax on green development: A nonlinear dynamical system analysis. PLoS ONE 14(9): e0221264. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221264
Journal information: PLoS ONE

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Sep 05, 2019
The analysis suggests that environmental taxes can indeed help to stimulate economic growth


The broken window fallacy rears its ugly head yet again. This time with Chinese communist mathematicians shilling for big government. No surprise there.

Sep 05, 2019
@Kordane.

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Sep 05, 2019
I was going to lampoon whoever is behind the RealityCheck name but it's not worth bothering with. Let's all check back here in twenty years or fifty years or fill in the latest scare timeframe and see what we got for the enormous wealth transfers accelerating globally.

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Sep 05, 2019
I was going to lampoon whoever is behind the RealityCheck name but it's not worth bothering with.

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Sep 05, 2019
@Forum.

The @rhugh1066 has already been rumbled as a denialist troll, folks. See thread:

https://phys.org/...jor.html

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Sep 05, 2019
It is of course no surprise that the long known denialist troll @antigoracle has 'bonded' with his fellow denialist troll (or is it yet another @antigoracle sockpuppet?). In any case, as far as their postings to date can tell, both those usernames are sadly like two peas in a pod as far as 'weaponised stupids' and 'bots' infesting the internet sites as paid/gratis stooges/dupes of the by now well known troll-factory activities funded by nefarious Russian/GOP/Fossil/Nuclear vested interests, folks. Pity.

@RealityCheck
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Sep 06, 2019
@antigoracle.
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Sep 06, 2019
@RealityCheck
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Sep 06, 2019
@antigoracle.
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Sep 06, 2019
@antigoracle.
Damn! I told the truth and yet I find myself struck down by your immense stupidity.
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Sep 08, 2019
@antigoracle.
@antigoracle.
Damn! I told the truth and yet I find myself struck down by your immense stupidity.
Your posting history militates against acceptance by your interlocutors of your word that you were "telling the truth" about anything, mate. So...pull the other one! :)

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Sep 08, 2019
RealityCheck

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RealityCheck
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Fore when in passing
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On your fly bys
When you're on the hop
Pause and pay homage to this fresh air tax

For, RealityCheck
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Sep 08, 2019
@Forum.

The @rhugh1066 has already been rumbled as a denialist troll, folks. See thread:

https://phys.org/...jor.html

It is of course no surprise that the long known denialist troll @antigoracle has 'bonded' with his fellow denialist troll (or is it yet another @antigoracle sockpuppet?). In any case, as far as their postings to date can tell, both those usernames are sadly like two peas in a pod as far as 'weaponised stupids' and 'bots' infesting the internet sites as paid/gratis stooges/dupes of the by now well known troll-factory activities funded by nefarious Russian/GOP/Fossil/Nuclear vested interests, folks.
says RealityCheck

My MY RC, how you've changed. Have you sold/given/lost your soul to Capt Strumpy? He collects them, you know and has many from this site. When Schneib was giving you grief all that time by hounding you regarding your "lies", we were in YOUR corner. But you have changed and are with Schneib now.

Sep 08, 2019
-contd-
There is still no absolute evidence that the WHOLE EARTH is heating up. As I've said before, when the temps are in the 80s F in Canada, New York State and Vermont in January, only THEN might I believe in AGW. But right now it is still Summer, and the weather tends to get hot in Summer in the northern hemisphere. So let us compare notes in January and see where in the northern hemisphere are the temperatures as high as 80 degrees F. (26 celsius). If there is no snow and icy roads in the winter season, then I might believe you and Mr. Hockey Stick.

Sep 09, 2019
@S_E_U.
@Forum.

The @rhugh1066 has already been rumbled as a denialist troll, folks. See thread:

https://phys.org/...jor.html

It is of course no surprise that the long known denialist troll @antigoracle has 'bonded' with his fellow denialist troll (or is it yet another @antigoracle sockpuppet?). In any case, as far as their postings to date can tell, both those usernames are sadly like two peas in a pod as far as 'weaponised stupids' and 'bots' infesting the internet sites as paid/gratis stooges/dupes of the by now well known troll-factory activities funded by nefarious Russian/GOP/Fossil/Nuclear vested interests, folks.
we were in YOUR corner.
You're under a misapprehension, mate. I'm not "with" anybody or anything except the objective science/facts. My username is my function here, without fear or favour. I call out trolling as indicated, case by case; be it from @rhugh1066 or you or CS or DS or anyone else. Sorry. :)

Sep 09, 2019
-contd-

@S_E_U.
There is still no absolute evidence that the WHOLE EARTH is heating up.
You have fallen for the misinformation/obfuscation from the RussianGOP/Fossil lobby-funded troll-factory 'spiels', mate. In this TRANSITION stage, the additional heat is being absorbed into the land/ice and oceans/atmospheric masses, so it isn't obvious to cursory inspection. The reality is that the additional heat is already changing the patterns of climate system and seasonal swings; with the dynamics becoming more extreme during the transition period towards the 'new normal' (with the 'tipping point' stage ushering in the latter phases of that transition). The evidence is everywhere: unprecedented extremes in: droughts, flooding rainstorms, windstorms, hailstorms, pests and diseases expanding range and becoming more persistent due to less cold winters etc etc. You need to drop your ill-informed personal approach to what is a complex subject/system dynamics, mate. Good luck to us all. :)

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