As Epicurious cut beef from its digital diet this week, conservative culture warriors used misinformation to invent their own meat-related scandal, writes columnist Max Fawcett. But at some point, we're going to have to reckon with the climate impact of our diet.
Industry is excited about the budget's carbon-capture investments. But the technology is still expensive, and projects have not performed to expectations. Environmentalists worry it will lock us in to fossil fuels. Will Trudeau's wager pay off?
Scientists are eager to find ways to reduce methane emissions through possible changes to cows' diets, and seaweed has great potential, said Spencer Serin, a researcher affiliated with North Island College and Cascadia Seaweed on Vancouver Island.
One oilpatch CEO argues any government investment in capturing carbon dioxide is misguided because it ignores another greenhouse gas, methane, that is a more potent atmospheric heat-trapper over a shorter period and has been proven to be a bigger problem for the industry than previously thought.
“The Canadian government needs to stop bending over backwards to the big oil lobby and oil-friendly provincial governments at the expense of public health and action on the climate emergency,” says Environmental Defence.