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    Could Danes face a 'red meat tax' to help climate?
    Save the planet! Tax red meat!
    Saying that “climate change is an ethical problem”, the Danish Council on Ethics (Det Etiske Råd) has called for a climate tax on red meat.

    The council said that Danes have an ethical obligation to minimize their climate impact and that a natural place to start would be lowering their red meat consumption.

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization states that animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, more than the the total exhaust from all forms of transport worldwide.

    Cattle alone is responsible for ten percent of all emissions and conservative estimates state that at least 43,000 litres of fresh water are needed to produce just one kilo of beef.

    The Council on Ethics said that in order to live up to global environmental standards, Denmark should use a 'climate tax' to bring down the nation's meat consumption. The Council said it debated the issue for six months, focusing on whether it should be left up to consumers to make more climate-friendly choices or if government should push them in the right direction by taxing the food products that have the greatest negative impact.



    http://www.thelocal.dk/20160425/denm...o-help-climate
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Cool, leaves more for those of us that are sane and like our steak.
    Credo quia absurdum.


    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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    • #3

      Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
      Cool, leaves more for those of us that are sane and like our steak.
      Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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      • #4
        Great. Bodies responsible for formulating public policy are now taking their cues from second-rate science fiction television programs. I can't wait for their next . . . . cerebral movement.
        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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        • #5
          Stay in the US ,a much better place for a livin' ..
          Leave us all together ,we , the degenerated utter dumbs.
          That rug really tied the room together

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
            Stay in the US ,a much better place for a livin' ..
            Leave us all together ,we , the degenerated utter dumbs.
            How can France be degenerate, having recently prohibited prostitution? Frenchmen must be as upright as the Mormons of Utah, who are good Christian folk, who just happen to lead the US of A in internet porn subscriptions.

            It's enough to make you wonder what category the Saudis are leading?
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
              Stay in the US ,a much better place for a livin' ..
              Leave us all together ,we , the degenerated utter dumbs.
              You have become very xenophobic.
              Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                You have become very xenophobic.
                No , you gave me the inspiration for that.
                That rug really tied the room together

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                • #9
                  I thought Cod was their favored food. (Can't stand it myself...)
                  Credo quia absurdum.


                  Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                    I thought Cod was their favored food. (Can't stand it myself...)
                    No, it's potatoes. You'll never find a single dane who wouldn't have a potato in his mouth all the time.
                    Wisdom is personal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Karri View Post
                      No, it's potatoes. You'll never find a single dane who wouldn't have a potato in his mouth all the time.
                      My Danish grandmother loved turnips
                      Last edited by Urban hermit; 26 Apr 16, 20:27.
                      Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Karri View Post
                        No, it's potatoes. You'll never find a single dane who wouldn't have a potato in his mouth all the time.
                        I've heard that Danes prefer something else in their mouths.



                        Don't look at me like that: you set that one up yourself.
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