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Business: Customer Protection
Snow Protection Fee   (+2, -4)  [vote for, against]
The only carbon is in my carbon alloy skis!

Simple idea: Ski resorts add a small charge to lift ticket prices for citizens of a non-Kyoto-ratified country. They are, after all, applying a small risk of warming the otherwise crisp snowy alps.

The tarrif is used to buy carbon credits through conventional means such as GreenFleet.

Of course, citizens can't do much if their despotic governments won't participate in a regulated carbon trading market, but perhaps the tarrif adds an incentive for regime change.
-- not_only_but_also, Feb 16 2005

This will not work. People will simply ski elsewhere.

Kant would be sad.
-- Blumster, Feb 16 2005

People already pay a considerable 'tarrif' for being under 65 y.o. and over 14 y.o. In my experience they don't change mountains based on this pricing decision.

I've seen Public Holiday tarrifs on ski lift tickets and, again, nobody walked off the mountain in disgust.
-- not_only_but_also, Feb 16 2005

I'm not sure that this will work as the United States is the only major industrialized nation (read ski resort attending) country that hasn't signed the treaty. However the United States has quite a few ski resorts that would be happy to take up the extra revenue.
-- Chrishnaugh, Feb 16 2005

random, halfbakery