Scientists believe that by taxing meat, methane emissions may soon be reduced. Of course should this prosper, the demand for meat which includes poultry, cattle and goats are expected to nosedive and eventually aid in slowing down the dreaded global warming.
One such proposal was already made, something you can see from the journal, Nature Climate Change. The scientists argue that not enough attention has been paid to methane emissions in global climate talks, since so much of the focus has been placed on cutting carbon pollution.
This proposal is of course expected to draw flak left and right, especially knowing that there are consumers who thrive on meat. But then again and in a similar way as to how tobacco has been taxed higher, such could be considered.
The only difference is that unlike tobacco (cigarettes) meat is not entirely harmful and is actually a food source that carries nutrients normally needed by the human body.