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The tax would also reduce the substantial contribution of beef and dairy cattle to water pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss and human mortality.
Oil, gas and coal had to play along, for instance, when the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency instituted mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Let me admit up front that I would rather be eating a cheeseburger right now.
Or maybe trying out a promising new recipe for Korean braised short ribs.
So it caught my eye recently when a team of French scientists published a paper on the practicality of putting a carbon tax on beef as a tool for meeting European Union climate change targets.
The idea will no doubt sound absurd to Americans reared on Big Macs and cowboy mythology.