or am I adding 10% of 0.62 = 0.68CO2/mi ?

Please carry out your example, for me, so I can see how it goes:

E.G., Let’s say I want to pay GHG tax on my car, taking a median tax of $35/ton. Say I drive about 5,000mi/year. First, you say, multiply pounds carbon dioxide equivalent/mile by the number of miles/year,”: This would be 0.72CO2/mi, taking the highest estimate

X 5,000 mi = 3600 total CO2 emissions (?)

Then I divide by 2,000lbs to convert to tons: So I emit 1.8 tons CO2.

Since I take lots of short trips, and want to round up, I could call this 2tons, which also makes the math easier!

Finally, I multiply by the carbon tax I’ve chosen ($35/ton) and get $70 a year that I should set aside for funding reductions in GHGs to fight global warming. (I don’t know yet how best to do that!)

This is a small amount of money. Should I be thinking of how to get policy makers to impose this tax asap, and what should the funds thus generated be used for?

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