If lately it seems to you that everything that makes life a pleasure is a target for getting slapped with a carbon tax … well, you’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 — and in particular beef — 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.