As though we needed another reason to abandon the Paris Accord

And then there's the methane recapture proposal in California (no shit — actual photo)

And then there's the methane recapture proposal in California (no shit — actual photo)

We already knew that the Accord's call for a 2-degree (celsius) reduction in global temperature is insufficient-by-half to meet the demands of "experts" – it was the result of fierce negotiations between rich and poor nations, and one that will not stop the earth from reaching the "irreversible tipping-point" set by settled science, and thus a meaningless (and unachievable) compromise. But here's the next step: a 40% tax on meat, and a 20% tax on milk.

[For countries] looking to meet demands set forth by the Paris Agreement, a meat tax could be invevitable.
"As implementation of the Paris climate agreement progresses we're highly likely to see government action to reduce the environmental impact of the global livestock sector," Maria Lettini, director of FAIRR, told the Guardian. "On the current pathway we may well see some form of meat tax emerge within five to 10 years."
In November, an Oxford University team conducted a study and concluded that adding a 40 percent tax on meat and a 20 percent tax on milk would pay for the environmental and health damage believed to be caused by the meat and dairy industries.

"World to end: women, minorities [and the poor] hardest hit"."