Word of the Week

carbon tax

kar-bin tax
a fee imposed on businesses and individuals for emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in an effort to reduce emissions


pollution tax pollution fee



In Context

Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. 11-year-old Jude Walker is taking a stand against greenhouse gas emissions by walking 210 miles to get 100,000 on a carbon tax petition in the UK. Walker believes this carbon tax will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by charging business and individuals for emitting too much carbon.