Tax meat to reduce methane emissions?

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Should We Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions? | Alternet

Taxing meat as an attempt to discourage consumers to buy it could be an effective way to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.

The analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, used knowledge from previous studies on methane emissions and livestock to make the argument that meat consumption should be curbed if methane emissions are to be reduced. It’s consumer-driven change, the scientists say: if meat consumption goes down, the number of cows and other ruminants that expel methane will also decrease.

“Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives,” the analysis reads. “Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.”
And, people would be healthier.

Actually, I think people would still buy and eat meat.
 
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The analysis also estimates that the greenhouse gas emissions of raising livestock are 19 to 48 times higher than from growing high-protein plant food, such as beans and soy. Last month, a study found that methane emissions in the U.S. were about 1.5 times greater in 2007 and 2008 than previously estimated, and that livestock produced about twice as much methane during that time period than the EPA previously estimated.


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Would the people eat meat?

Yeah, they'd KILL for it.

First the tax collectors and then the Marxists who created it and then.........
 

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Yet another Killjoy Nanny State profiteering attempt.

It's not surprising that Luddly Numbnuts thinks it's a good idea.
 

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typical liberal/Democrat/progressive/commie, tax the shit out of EVERYTHING to hurt the little guys and call it, saving the people and the planet

such sick and evil people

they tried getting CONTROL of your health care, now they are coming after food folks

you better WAKE UP
 
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If you think PPACA was intended to gain control of your health care, than it did. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but it IS the law and all efforts to repeal it or significantly modify it have failed.

However, it does not gain control of your health care, but of your health care insurance.

Back to methane. The world's melting permafrost and sublimating deepsea methane clathrates will VERY quickly overtake bovine and isopteran (termite) flatulence as the primary source of added methane. Besides, methane has a short life span and beef consumption is not on the upswing.
 
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Would the people eat meat?

Yeah, they'd KILL for it.

First the tax collectors and then the Marxists who created it and then.........
I'd join THAT MOB with my torch and pitchfork.

Radical veganism has nothing to do with marxism or socialism or capitalism, either.

Radical veganism is a "I'm on higher moral ground than you are" conceit of rather stupid little people whose egos are desperately seeking justification for being
 

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Should We Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions? | Alternet

Taxing meat as an attempt to discourage consumers to buy it could be an effective way to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.

The analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, used knowledge from previous studies on methane emissions and livestock to make the argument that meat consumption should be curbed if methane emissions are to be reduced. It’s consumer-driven change, the scientists say: if meat consumption goes down, the number of cows and other ruminants that expel methane will also decrease.

“Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives,” the analysis reads. “Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.”
And, people would be healthier.

Actually, I think people would still buy and eat meat.
Is this a case of influencing behavior, or is it just another way for the left to take from us and keep us on the edge of total financial ruin?

A desperate voter is more likely to go along with an abusive government.
 

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Well leave it to the far left AGW cultists to post from the far left alternet blog site about the real reason why so many support the farce of AGW.
 

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Should We Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions? | Alternet

Taxing meat as an attempt to discourage consumers to buy it could be an effective way to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.

The analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, used knowledge from previous studies on methane emissions and livestock to make the argument that meat consumption should be curbed if methane emissions are to be reduced. It’s consumer-driven change, the scientists say: if meat consumption goes down, the number of cows and other ruminants that expel methane will also decrease.

“Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives,” the analysis reads. “Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.”
And, people would be healthier.

Actually, I think people would still buy and eat meat.
You have control issues.
 

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Should We Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions? | Alternet

Taxing meat as an attempt to discourage consumers to buy it could be an effective way to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.

The analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, used knowledge from previous studies on methane emissions and livestock to make the argument that meat consumption should be curbed if methane emissions are to be reduced. It’s consumer-driven change, the scientists say: if meat consumption goes down, the number of cows and other ruminants that expel methane will also decrease.

“Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives,” the analysis reads. “Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.”
And, people would be healthier.

Actually, I think people would still buy and eat meat.
You have control issues.
my favorite motto
Scratch a liberal/progressive/commie find a Fascist
 

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This can be the radical fascist environmentalists job

 

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Should We Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions? | Alternet

Taxing meat as an attempt to discourage consumers to buy it could be an effective way to reduce methane emissions from livestock, according to a new study.

The analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, used knowledge from previous studies on methane emissions and livestock to make the argument that meat consumption should be curbed if methane emissions are to be reduced. It’s consumer-driven change, the scientists say: if meat consumption goes down, the number of cows and other ruminants that expel methane will also decrease.

“Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives,” the analysis reads. “Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.”
And, people would be healthier.

Actually, I think people would still buy and eat meat.
You have control issues.
Among others
 

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Oh Boy, another tax that will be levied by a Gov't., on it's working citizens, so that they can redistribute to the entitled.......and run for reelection on the premise that they are smarter than all of the rest of us.
 

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