My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Unfortunately, The Law of Unintended Consequences Reared Its Ugly Head 

Boy, if that isn't an understatement of epic proportions.

But, luckily, every once in a while, the Law brings us some good, clean, unintended ironic

In the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world, the giving over of land for biofuel production was supposed to boost energy independence and be part of the climate change solution.

Unfortunately, the law of unintended consequences reared its ugly head.

Commodity prices have risen as farmland is dedicated to crops for fuel production. Deforestation, which contributes to global warming, has accelerated as land is devoted to biofuel production.

And the inefficiencies of some biofuel production are becoming apparent. In the U.S., corn ethanol represented just 3.5 percent of the motor gasoline supplies in 2006. But it took 14 percent of the nation's corn crop to produce it. By 2010, 30 percent of corn is expected to go to ethanol.

And this is from the Denver Post editorial pages. Heh heh heh.

Yet, they stop FAR short of calling for a moritorium on the production of biofuels.

Still, I guess those of us on this side of the global warming debate need to recognize those few ocasssion when there's at least a bit of honesty brought to the debate by the "professional lournalists."

If for no other reason than the shock value.

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