January 8, 2013

STARVING THE WORLD’S POOR TO FEED GREEN BIOFUELS:

To make things worse: evidence suggests that the corn ethanol program, for the sake of which callous greens condemned the world’s poor to higher food prices, is a failure even on environmental terms and fails to reduce greenhouse gasses.

We’re betting that this news won’t dent greens’ self-confidence. They will still insist that unless they are put in charge of the entire world economy we face disaster. The sad truth is that the more power they get, the more damage they do.

The world needs a smart green movement. Barring that, a green movement that bothered to think through consequences and make a serious cost benefit analysis on its proposals would be an immense improvement over the shambles we have now.

It’s about control. And if people starve, that’s not a bug, but a feature, because they don’t much like people.

UPDATE: More on trading food for fuel.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Ramirez illustrates.