The Case For Putting A Tax On Meat | Co.Exist


Maybe you’ve already heard that your love of hamburgers is making climate change worse. But what would it actually take for you to stop eating them?

A recent report suggests that a tax on meat might be part of a solution.

Without doing something about the world’s appetite for beef, pork, and chicken, we have a big problem: Meat production is responsible for nearly 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s as much as all of the vehicles on the planet, and it’s only going to get worse; as more people around the world can afford meat, consumption is projected to increase by about 75% by 2050.

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