Dawn’s Early Light

…may be breaking through the fog at last.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday that rising food prices pose as great a threat to world prosperity as the global credit crunch, warning that spiraling prices threaten to reverse progress made to alleviate poverty in the developing world.
The British leader, who is meeting in London with World Food Program executive director Josette Sheeran, development charities and farmers, said urgent action to stimulate food production is needed, including a review of the impact of biofuels on global agriculture.
…Brown said he fears the use of agricultural land to produce biofuels — intended to help tackle climate change — may be a key factor in driving up prices.

“Biofuels, intended to promote energy independence and combat climate change, we now know are frequently energy-inefficient,” Brown said.

Ya think? You can’t eat ethanol (although Bingley frequently tries to knock back a snort or two, in the interest of going green) and few benefit from the fields whence it is planted. (No ethanol locally in Bangla-cola, for instance.)

This could very well be the first major “do-over” in the frenzied goose-stepping Gorebal warming has forced on us. I can’t wait to hear what the folks who’ve been heavily investing in ethanol production have to say when the rude shock becomes official.
Sorry fellas ~ my the world’s pantry trumps your plant.

5 Responses to “Dawn’s Early Light”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    My motor purrs along quite nicely on ethanol.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Brown is generally a self-absorbed idiot; maybe Britain is directly impacted by the rise in food prices, and Brown is aware of how desperate hungry people can get?

  3. WordGirl says:

    ‘Bout damn time.
    Still though, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the wackos to finally get it. They’re so heavily invested in the panic (and the class-warfare) that it’ll be YEARRRRS before the lights go on (non-incandescent, of course). And even then it won’t be because they’ve suddenly realized there’s no such thing as man-made global warming — it’ll be some other unforseen man-made disaster threatening to blow up the planet.
    Panic now, avoid the rush.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    “They’re so heavily invested in the panic”
    The leadership is probably heavily invested in the technology as well. Just like Al Gore is in charge of his very own carbon credits swindling machine.

  5. Dave J says:

    That may be the smartest thing Gordon Brown has ever said, although that’s a rather backhanded compliment. But stopped clocks and all that.

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