Republicans’ climate credibility hit by make-believe ‘war on burgers’ claim

Unfounded claims do not reflect president’s proposals to tackle global heating, which make no mention of meat consumption

At a major summit hosted by Joe Biden last week, a procession of world leaders fretted over the spiraling dangers of the climate crisis, with some pledging further cuts to planet-heating emissions, others touting their embrace of electric cars and a few vowing the end of coal.

In the US, however, Biden’s political opponents were focused on one pressing matter – meat.

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