GLOBAL WARMING AND HASTY TAXES
Science should inform, not frighten. A frightened European Community executive body nevertheless has called for stiff energy taxes designed to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. What's worse, officials of the body, the European Commission, are evangelizing their folly. They want the U.S. and other non-EC industrialized nations to match the mistake. Viewed against real science-the kind that informs-the spectacle would be comic if it were not so potentially costly.