A recent study in one of the world’s top climate science journals recommended a substantial tax on meat and dairy products.
The lead author told The Guardian “It is clear that if we don’t do something about the emissions from our food system, we have no chance of limiting climate change below 2C.”
But still Australian politicians from across the political spectrum, including The Greens, continue to give Australia’s largest source of climate heat little to no attention. The article points out that it isn’t only the climate that will benefit.
“In addition, measures to change diets away from emissions-intensive food commodities, such as meat and dairy, towards more plant-based diets are seen to offer great potential for reducing GHG emissions, and could be associated with additional co-benefits in terms of improvements in human health …”