You’ve heard about quotas being placed on automobiles, steel and produce. But how about carbon dioxide? Well believe it or not, a German think tank has proposed placing a CO2 quota on each individual person inhabiting our Earth. The reason of course is to address the issue of global warming. The scientists advocate a cap of five tons of carbon per year for each individual. People exceeding that limit, by either driving too much or heating their home too high, for example, would be taxed for their misdeeds, unless of course they purchase credits from other individuals who haven’t used up their allotment. One wonders just how much planetary heat this far-reaching proposal would generate among angry voters.