That’s not what he said though. He said he wanted to maliciously tax people to the point they have no choice but to bow to his way of thinking. Huge difference to me.Tax externalities.
The atmosphere is a common. Not taxing the effects of blowing CO2 into the atmosphere is a demonstration of a tragedy of the commons.
You wouldn't want people to just park their car on your local playground - you'd want to discourage that. You can put up a fence, you can use a tax, etc. This is no different.