Who’s Up For Paying A Meat Tax To Solve The Climate Crisis (scam)?

Or, perhaps Warmists could all just stop eating meat, and leave the rest for the non-cult folks. Let’s start here

Biden set to go after methane emissions on day 2 of Glasgow climate change conference

climate cowPresident Biden lauded an agreement reached by more than 90 countries to cut methane emissions by 30 percent over the next decade.

“One of the most important things we can do in this decisive decade is to keep 1.5 degrees [Celsius of temperature rise] in reach and reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible,” Biden said during his second day at the U.N. Climate Change Conference.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that Biden noted is behind “about half of the warming we’re experiencing today.” Keenly aware that world leaders gathered at the conference are looking to the U.S. to lead on climate change with not just words but actions, the president announced two new initiatives to reduce U.S. methane emissions.

“We’re proposing two new rules: one through our Environmental Protection Agency that’s going to reduce methane losses from new and existing oil and gas pipelines, and one through the Department of Transportation to reduce wasteful and hazardous leaks in natural gas pipelines.”

In reality, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, way, way stronger than CO2, and is one of the reason I say that Mankind does have a small impact on global warming. It wouldn’t be a bad thing to reduce the output. But, Warmists tend to ignore the stuff that Biden mentioned (except in terms of stopping them altogether), and focus on something else

Should you pay a ‘meat tax’ on your burger? Some environmentalists say it’s a necessary step to save the planet

Americans already pay taxes on everything from the real estate they own to some of the consumer goods they purchase.

But could they one day be taxed on the meat they eat?

The idea of a meat tax has been widely discussed across the globe in recent years, particularly as a way to reduce consumption of beef in light of the effects the cattle industry has on the climate crisis. The United Nations has said that emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of total greenhouse gas emissions across the planet. Almost two-thirds of those emissions come from cattle, especially in the form of the methane gas emitted by the animals, according to the United Nations.

George Eustice, the U.K.’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, told the Telegraph that taxes are being considered in connection to such foods because of the impact on global warming. “We need to do the thinking about it now,” he said.

Trot that one out to the UK citizens, see how that goes

It’s perhaps a stretch to think that the U.S., which ranks among the top countries in meat consumption, would enact a climate change-related meat tax, whether it’s levied on meat producers or shoppers.

But Atul Jain, a University of Illinois atmospheric-sciences professor who has studied the relationship between food production and greenhouse-gas emissions, says it’s at least worth contemplating.

“This is a very good idea,” said Jain.

At the same time, Jain says there are many ways to tackle the issue, beginning with educating younger people about the connection between food and the climate crisis as a way to reduce their consumption of meat. Jain also says if the U.S. is to encourage people to switch from an animal-based diet to more of a plant-based one, it must make sure nutritional needs and concerns are properly addressed.

So, perhaps a meat tax isn’t the best for the U.S. Instead, let’s doing nagging and indoctrination from the Government! Hooray!

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One Response to “Who’s Up For Paying A Meat Tax To Solve The Climate Crisis (scam)?”

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve said this before: if the Republicans retake the Senate in the 2022 elections, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to take whatever Joe Biden signs in Glasgow, declare it to be a treaty, and schedule a ratification vote on it.

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