An Ill Wind That Blows Some Good?
“Wise environmental husbandry or flatulent political correctness? An ill wind or a fair wind?” Financial Times takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the proposed ‘fart tax’ to be levied on NZ dairy and sheep farmers. Methane produced by NZ livestock amounts to an estimated 55% of the country’s total greenhouse emissions. The tax would require farmers to pay an average of NZ$300 a year – an amount which could be avoided entirely by helping to fund global warming research.