Climate Change

Save the Climate With a Sin Tax on SUVs

Americans are buying fewer electric vehicles and more SUVs. There's a fix for that.

Big. Tough. Probably too cheap.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For all the attention being paid to President Barack Obama's plan for the U.S. to use less coal, remember: It's hard to imagine Americans making a deep enough reduction in carbon emissions unless they start buying more electric cars and fewer pickups and SUVs (at least ones that don't run on batteries).

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