We managed to defeat Helen Clark’s plans to impose fart taxes on the nations cattle.
The battle is only beginning in the US where a wider ranging fart tax is being proposed.
Last month, the President released¬†a climate action plan¬†designed to cut methane emissions.
If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid.
The same goes for humans.
The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a ‚ÄúBiogas Roadmap,‚ÄĚ to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. There‚Äôs concern though that these measures merely represent the tip of the iceberg.
Agriculture accounts for only about¬†8 percent¬†of all greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Within that 8 percent, the¬†second largest¬†source of agriculture emissions is enteric fermentation‚ÄĒthe digestive process that leads to cow methane emissions, which are¬†emittedin ways that are not appreciated at dinner parties. Methane emissions from enteric fermentation, while covering numerous livestock animals, are¬†overwhelmingly¬†from cows. Read more »