Green vs. Reality

The problem with BioFuels and Ethanol:

Allow me to re-print this Steyn Quote:

The biofuels debacle is global warm-mongering in a nutshell: The first victims of poseur environmentalism will always be developing countries. In order for you to put biofuel in your Prius and feel good about yourself for no reason, real actual people in faraway places have to starve to death.

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Whether or not there’s very slight global cooling or very slight global warming, there’s no need for a “war” on either, no rationale for loosing a plague of eco-locusts on the food supply. So why be surprised that totalitarian solutions to mythical problems wind up causing real devastation? As for Time’s tree, by all means put it up: It helps block out the view of starving peasants on the far horizon.

-Mark Steyn

I wrote a much lengthier post about this quite a while back (long before people were talking about food shortages) called Green Conservatism. Please read it. We need to come up with realistic practical solutions to our energy problems. 

 

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One Response to “Green vs. Reality”

  1. Garko Novis Says:

    buying gas has become a major investment decision, as in “do i invest in some food so i can get thru the day or some gas so i can get where i have to go?” It should never be this way but it is. But that doesn’t mean we have to just suffer. There is a real solution in Water4Gas and you owe it to yourself to check it out! http://w4g4mpg.info


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