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.


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Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

Why is New Zealand so Progressive?

She wasn’t the only mother checking in with their whānau that evening. But this woman was Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, and the one who had decided – on expert…