April 22, 2008
U.N. Expert: Food Crisis 'A Silent Tsunami'Topics: Global Warming
Here's yet another alarm bell that those battling global warming by promoting biofuels are unintentionally adding to skyrocketing world food prices, creating what one expert calls "a silent tsunami" in developing nations:
[...] Producing fuel from plant crops is supposed to be greener than drilling for oil, and biofuels generally burn cleaner, too. But the global biofuels industry now stands accused of a list of negative side effects that are said to be damaging lives, especially of the world's poorest people.And this may just be the beginning. The UN says 232 kilograms of corn is needed to fill a 50-litre car tank with ethanol -- enough to feed a child for a year. Last week the UN predicted massacres unless the biofuel policy was halted."
"The drive for more biofuels means more investment is going into those crops, meaning less land and less investment going in for food crops, causing a massive conflict and resulting in rising prices, which is having a huge negative impact, especially on developing countries," ...
The world is very likely heading to a catastrophic food shortage that is being "fueled" by radical environmentalism and the hoax of man made global warming (albeit the price of oil isn't helping the situation). The U.S. isn't immune from suffering a similar shortage in the future, right along with third world countries, and to make matters worse, manufacturing ethanol from corn is polluting the waterways in America's "Corn Belt" and fouling the Gulf of Mexico.
Unquestionably, as more and more ethanol is made from corn, less and less corn is available for food production, and less land is available for wheat production which subsequently results in less wheat and soaring food prices. Alarmingly, the world is already seeing a wheat shortage approaching a crisis level. Biofuels from corn and a starving planet is insanity, almost as insane as buying into the man-made global warming hoax in the first place.
Posted by Richard at April 22, 2008 2:45 PM
Ethanol cannot be transported through a pipeline because of the moisture content...it costs MORE and uses MORE fuel....didn't any of our politicians think ahead.
Posted by: Terrie at April 22, 2008 3:52 PM
Politicians "think"? You must be kidding. Whatever they think buys them the most votes at the time is the only thing that motivates them. To hell with logic and reason. Too many of them buy-in to the emotionalism of the environmentalists global warming hoax.
Posted by: Abdul at April 22, 2008 4:43 PM
More solutions that don't work to solve problems that don't exist.
The left's "if it feels good, do it" style of governing creates the poverty and desperation that makes millions of voters so dependent on government handouts. I'm not saying they do it on purpose, but if anyone has ever wondered how these clowns keep getting votes, there's your dynamic.
The Republican party is going lefty on us too now. I think maybe Kruschev was right. They are going to bury us.
Posted by: Anthony Borelli at April 23, 2008 1:00 PM
Anthony's take is a touch pessimistic, but he's right about the left's "if it feels good, do it" style of governing. Yes, the GOP is moving left in the direction of the center - and beyond. But I'd like to believe that if there's enough of us that shout loud enough, maybe the GOP will get the message that they're going too far.
My take on the Khrushchev's statement: "they" won't, but "we" might.
Posted by: Richard at April 23, 2008 1:13 PM
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