There has been much talk about imposing a "carbon tax" on carbon emissions by human activity. This article proposes that the "tax" terminology be dropped as incorrect and misleading terminology. The correct terminology is the word "fee". Citizens much more willingly pay fees than they pay taxes.
When solid materials are dumped in a landfill, a "tax" is not charged for that, a fee is charged. When solid material are dumped alongside a road and the person is prosecuted for doing that, a fine is charged.
When liquid sewage is sent through pipes to a sewage-treatment plant, a "tax" is not charged for that, a fee is charged. If liquid sewage or liquids other than water are dumped in a stream and the person is prosecuted for doing that, a fine should be charged.
When a gas, other than oxygen or nitrogen, is spewed into the atmosphere, a fee should be charged for that, not a "tax". If such a gas is is spewed into the atmosphere without paying the fee and the person is prosecuted for doing that, a fine should becharged.
Global warming is a major problem confronting humans now. It is largely caused by humans spewing carbon into the atmosphere, mostly carbon dioxide. Here are some web pages concerning charging a fee for spewing carbon into the atmosphere:
Roper Global-Heating Web Pages
L. David Roper, http://www.roperld.com/personal/roperldavid.htm