I think so, and I wrote about why in this LA Times OpEd piece. I was stimulated to write this because of the recent UN IPCC report and then the US Government report discussing our need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas production to avoid massive environmental (and human) damage. I recognize that carbon taxes are controversial but in a pollyanish way I believe that they might be the magic bullet (or a kick in the butt) that will lead to us bringing carbon capture and alternative fuel production technologies to scale--which will benefit us all. At this point, I believe that technological innovations will have to be part of the solution.
Regardless of your position, it's surely worthy of a discussion over dinner...and certainly in the context of how we can rapidly reduce greenhouse gas production.
Read more at the LA Times.