I do support a carbon tax, but I don't think the revenues from this tax should go to the American people as a dividend. The American people need to accept our responsibility for happily consuming energy that pumps CO2 into the atmosphere. Yes, dirty energy should cost more. Revenues from a carbon tax should go directly to research and implementation of clean energy solutions. The government should also do what they can to make it easier for alternative energy suppliers to compete in the same market. People will gravitate toward clean energy if it's cheaper than coal and easy to switch to.