March 12, 2018
A study from an Oxford University team has calculated that a surcharge of 40 percent on beef and 20 percent on milk would account for the damage their production causes people through climate change, thus leading to a 13-percent drop in overall consumption.
Raising beef for human consumption has long been considered the most significant contributor to climate change, with cows producing as much as 150 billion gallons of methane daily.
Climate taxes on meat would lead to considerable cuts in carbon emissions along with saving over half a million lives each year through healthier diets." This according to the first global analysis issued by The Guardian.
If people are paying 40% more for meat, and 20% more for dairy, maybe they'll opt to restrict it from their diet or remove it entirely.