Monday, November 07, 2016
Wait, I'm Pretty Sure I Voted for Some of These People. Haven't You?
Sorry, my bad. I was thinking of horses. These are plainly backbenchers.
There's a proposal to levy carbon taxes on meat and dairy products. The photo shows the carbon emission apparatus.
Surcharges of 40% on beef and 20% on milk would account for the damage their production causes people via climate change, an Oxford University team has calculated. These taxes would then deter people from consuming as much of these foods, reducing both emissions and illness, the team said.
Food production causes a quarter of all the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving global warming, largely from the raising of cattle and other livestock. These emissions are increasing as people around the world become richer and eat more meat.