I admit it; I am now a disciple of Al Gore. I completely buy that the car I am driving is one of the reasons for the current turmoil in the world. I completely believe that global warming will cause famines, death, destruction, and poor children starving. I believe global warming is causing this not because of the climate, not because of Co2, not because of my carbon foot print, but because all of those things are now beginning to happen. Here's proof.
The picture that is to the left is of a protester in Port-au-Prince. He is eating grass. Why exactly is he eating grass? Because he is on the negative side of the continuous rise in prices for food. I'm sure you've faced it to. Milk is more, soda is more, it seems like everything is more. The question then is why?
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama recently did a "compassion forum" and it was the usual, "we are going to win the 60 year old war on poverty" mantra but there was not one substantial policy discussed; as seems to be the case this election year. We have three candidates who are experts at saying nothing. If they were to be honest, they would let you see the following facts.
"U.S. food prices rose 4 percent in 2007, compared with an average 2.5 percent annual rise for the last 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the agency says 2008 could be worse, with a rise of as much as 4.5 percent." Basically this is the highest inflation of food prices in 17 years. And this isn't an America problem.
"The reality is that people are dying already," said Jacques Diouf, of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). "Naturally people won't be sitting dying of starvation, they will react," he said." The natural reaction to the above statement is to think that there are multiple reasons for this to be happening. The forum the other night was proof of that. However, there are two articles which (suprisingly) gives a couple of the main reasons and those of you who buy the man made global warming myth should really consider what it is you are being sold.
"We drive, they starve. The mass diversion of the North American grain harvest into ethanol plants for fuel is reaching its political and moral limits."Last year congress approved a massive increase in bio-fuels in order to supposedly cut down on our dependence of foreign oil. This is the result of this policy:
"The UN says it takes 232kg of corn to fill a 50-litre car tank with ethanol. That is enough to feed a child for a year. Last week, the UN predicted "massacres" unless the biofuel policy is halted."Many people say that using "ethanol" is going to help the planet. The fact of the matter is that is just simply not true. Burning corn is more destructive and burns off more energy and that is on top of the fact that now prices for food which are corn based (which is pretty much every food) have spiked the highest we've seen in recent years. This has led to many leaders of Africa up in arms against America. There is no doubt that recent "meat" price spikes (tied to corn based products being fed to the meat going up?) has also had a major effect however Jim McGovern (D-MA) said the following:
Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, said he had come to realize that Congress made a mistake in backing biofuels, not anticipating the impact on food costs.The moral of the story is this. When we buy a false premise there are still going to true outcomes. When you plant a bad seed, you are still going to get something. Wither it is desirable or not. The question then is, which is more "moral" in many people's mind. The supposed destruction of the planet because of oil, which is produced by the planet, or the increase in prices that is now jacking up the prices not only in America but in many countries of the world. Places where there really is "poor and desolate". But I guess this would make some of the global warming people happy. If you don't believe me, check out this web site:
"Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth's biosphere to return to good health."Guess we reap what we sow?