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Australian farmers would have had to gun down their cattle if government imposed methane-emission limits by 2030, deputy PM says

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Australian farmers would have had to gun down their cattle if government imposed methane-emission limits by 2030, deputy PM says

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said the country's farmers would have to “grab a rifle” and shoot their cattle to curb methane emissions if the government's ‘Net Zero' plan did not have a livestock exclusion.
On Thursday, the National Party leader claimed he had wrangled a “carve-out” commitment from Prime Minister Scott Morrison to exclude agricultural methane emissions from the country's 2050 emission reductions target. Joyce told reporters a US- and Europe-backed pledge for a 30% cut in methane emissions by 2030 - expected to be launched at the upcoming COP26 climate conference - would be a “disaster” for Australia's beef, dairy and feedlot industries.
Earlier this week, Morrison released his government's plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and announced that Australia was on track to better its targets for the end of the decade. However, he has resisted calls to release details of the modeling basis for the plan - or reveal the terms of a reported deal to secure the National...

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