April 26, 2018

Carbon-tax killjoys want to tax our hamburgers now. Is anyone really surprised?

Carbon-tax killjoys want to tax our hamburgers now. Is anyone really surprised?

If lately it seems to you that everything that makes life a pleasure is a target for getting slapped with a carbon tax ā€¦ well, youā€™d be right. The next serving of happiness to suffer could be those juicy grilled beef patties sizzling on your barbecue this summer. Tofu burgers, anyone?

Demands to tax meat ā€” and in particular beef ā€” to fight climate change is a topic of great interest these days. In the past few months, writers at The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, The South China Morning Post and a host of other media outlets have all been pushing the need to make your next cheeseburger or T-bone steak far more expensive for the sake of the environment.