I'm a member of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), a local citizens group lobbying the BC government to take action on climate change. The organization has successfully lobbied to stop the coal plants and is now campaigning for a carbon tax.
I believe phasing in a carbon tax will give people both a monetary
incentive and the time to change their lifestyle. With the
foreknowledge that carbon-intensive activities will continue to become
more expensive, businesses and individuals will become adequately
motivated to make greener choices.