But this is just brilliant. Could you imagine what evil genius thought this up and then managed to convince other people in power that it was a good idea.
Imagine what Biffo and Biffo's Bitch will start to try and come up with here. Anything from a footprint tax for the amount of steps it takes you to walk from your house to the shops (resulting in public games of leapfrog no doubt) to a non-carbon tax for every bit of air you take in.
Gotta love idiots in power, if I was a little dumber I could be a politician myself.