‘Go grab a rifle’: Barnaby Joyce says the only way to meet methane reduction targets is to start shooting cattle

‘Go grab a rifle’: Barnaby Joyce says the only way to meet methane reduction targets is to start shooting cattle

Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister disagree over key methane emissions target ahead of Cop26

The prime minister has dismissed claims from his deputy Barnaby Joyce that the Nationals secured the exclusion of livestock methane emissions in negotiations over the government’s net zero 2050 target.

On Thursday, the Nationals leader said he had successfully negotiated a “carve out” commitment from Scott Morrison to exclude agricultural methane emissions from Australia’s emission reduction task.

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