Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

December 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

A group of scientists aren’t waiting for the world to follow Al Gore’s lead by going vegan to save the planet. Instead, they want to tax meat in order to reduce livestock methane emissions , a potent short-term contributor to climate change. The 3.6 billion ruminants on the earth, mostly sheep, cattle and goats, that have increased in population by 50 percent over the last five decades are responsible for 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions . The proposed tax is expected to reduce demand for their meat and therefore help to slow global warming. Read the rest of Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cattle , Climate Change , global warming , livestock , Meat , methane emissions , oregon state university , ruminants , scientists , scientists want to tax meat , tax , tax meat to reduce methane emissions , tax meat to slow global warming        

Original post: 
Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

Comments

Comments are closed.



Bad Behavior has blocked 1293 access attempts in the last 7 days.