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April 15, 2008

Global Backlash Building Against Biofuels

Topics: Global Warming

Apparently the world is finally beginning to realize what should have been obvious from the get-go: The production of biofuels is "a crime against humanity" because of its impact on global food prices.

But will this bring a halt to the insanity? Check out the rationality of the answer :

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a "crime against humanity" that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package.

"There is no question for now of suspending the target fixed for biofuels," said Barbara Helfferich, spokeswoman for EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.

"You can't change a political objective without risking a debate on all the other objectives," which could see the EU landmark climate change and energy package disintegrate, an EU official said.

Their comments came amid growing unease over the planting of biofuel crops as food prices rocket and riots against poverty and hunger multiply worldwide.

Absolutely incredible; for the sake of their "global warming god," the EU Commission would rather see people starve to death rather than put their political objective - based on the hoax of global warming, at risk. Like all liberals, rather than use any degree of common sense and base their decisions on real facts, they rush headlong and head strong toward some imagined grand collectivist utopia that regulates and controls everyone and everything.

As we've posted previously, the energy requirements of ethanol production means that using ethanol as fuel isn't all that much better for the environment than using gasoline; and at best - even if all the corn planted in the United States were used for ethanol, biofuel would still displace only 12 per cent of gasoline consumption.

Yet we've allowed the Left to sell us a pig in a poke. In the course of falling for the Left's environmentalist delusions, Al Gore's great hoax on the world, and the Left's pursuit of political power, wheat and food costs are soaring as the boom in ethanol production is driving up the price of food. The loony-from-the-"get-go" biofuel craze is affecting the world's hungriest poor. We're burning our food in our automobiles, and the rich-country mandates for biofuels (pushed by the loony Left) have doubled and tripled world food prices in less than three years.

So, how is it that the environmentalists and politicians failed to realize that the Biofuel bandwagon has a big hitch? They did what liberals always do; they failed to base their platitudes on common sense and facts, which is why we haven't build any new refineries in umpteen years and can't drill for oil when today's technology is clean and safe enough to drill in anyone's backyard.

Let there be no doubt; the biofuels push is a formula for environmental and humanitarian disaster, and we listen to the Left at our peril.

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Posted by Richard at April 15, 2008 8:15 AM

How high does gas have to get before people get mad enough to let the oil companies start drilling in the USA. I don't just mean Alaska either. We have oil in the Gulf of Mexico, which Cuba is getting, and I have heard about a big find in the Dakota. Another place that should be looked at is Pennsylvania. When they quite drilling there, the technology could not find any more but I bet it could today. In fact I believe Pennsylvania will be the new Texas when it comes to oil.

Posted by: shunha7878 at April 15, 2008 9:38 AM

When you consider that the Cuban government has hired China to station 12 oil rigs in its waters in the Gulf of Mexico - in our own backyard - 50 MILES from the Florida Keys, it's all the more maddening. There's an abundance of oil right here in the U.S., if only Congress would use their heads instead of playing for political power and pacifying the left. And the fact that the environmentalist BS has prevented any refineries from being built, just adds to the magnitude of the insanity.

And then there's these maddening facts:

The Carter-Castro treaty drew an imaginary line through the middle of the Florida Straits, ceding all oil rights south of the line to Cuba and the balance to the United States. Cuba's drilling plans have been "on hold" for many years due to lack of financial resources�and fear of the United States. Being this close to the American coastline is seen as doubly beneficial to the Chinese since it now gives them "radar eyes" along the East Coast of the United States as well as their spy station at the former naval yard in Long Beach, California. Every two years, the treaty expires. Every president since Ronald Reagan has renewed it. I is important to keep in mind that, in the late 1970s, the treaty was largely one that protected a country's fishing rights. Today, the commercial interest is oil and natural gas.

Posted by: Abdul at April 15, 2008 10:57 AM

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