Taxes Improve The Climate

It makes perfect sense, if you have an IQ of about 30.

Many people think with either their wallets or their stomachs. Taking advantage of that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A tax on meat and milk would likely mean we’d buy less of the foods that contribute to climate change.  And that’s good for the environment, said a study published in the journal Climate Change.

“This tax is not at all a matter of forcing people to become vegetarians but merely moving toward a slightly more climate-smart diet,” said one of the study’s authors, Stefan Wirsenius of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in a press release.

Tacking about $82 onto the cost of beef for every “ton of carbon dioxide equivalent” would reduce Europe’s beef consumption by 15 percent. By taxing all meats and milk, Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by about 7 percent, according to the study.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41355211/ns/technology_and_science-science/

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7 Responses to Taxes Improve The Climate

  1. Andy Weiss says:

    Thank you, Big Brother, for telling us what we should eat!

  2. Rick K says:

    Just think how much CO2 they could cut if they just taxed food to the point where no one could afford to eat…

    … then everything would be wonderful. /sarc

  3. suyts says:

    They already did that with ethanol.

    So, Steve, did you learn how to reconcile this during your meeting in Lisbon? Are nice words still called for in situations like this? Is “hate” a word or vitriol or does it reflect an appropriate emotion?

  4. Bruce says:

    I have an idea! We can all eat feral camel instead. Our previous climate change minister says that we don’t get Kyoto credits for culling cuddly feral camels, so we can eat them instead and get climate credits. Yay!

  5. Michael says:

    And increase the Hot Air in Washington. Increase the tax on beans and reduce methane.

  6. Ralph says:

    Isn’t there something in the constitution about seperation of meat and state?

  7. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    I might move to Asia. They aren’t falling for this global warming crap.

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