Sometimes the malign effects of eco policy are too blatant for even their most ardent supporters to spin into cheers. From the BBC -
The replacement of traditional fuels with biofuels has dragged more than 30 million people worldwide into poverty, an aid agency report says.
Oxfam says so-called green policies in developed countries are contributing to the world’s soaring food prices, which hit the poor hardest.
The thing that sticks in the craw most, is how blindingly inevitable this was. I cannot comprehend how anyone possessed of two neurons to synapse, and willing to use them, could ever have expected a different outcome.
This is food people. FOOD. Start sticking it into cars instead of people and food costs go up. When there are people on a dollar a day, and you start doubling their food bill, what in the name of all sanity do you THINK will happen to their living standards?
The group also says biofuels will do nothing to combat climate change.
Well there is a surprise. I could have told them that, and it wouldn’t have cost more than a phone call.
Sigh, what do we expect when policy is set by people with a degree in wimmens studies?
One UN adviser went as far as describing biofuels as a “crime against humanity”.
Now this is a whole different ball of wax. When one authoritarian policy fails, the nasties start calling for another; they just can’t let go.
A crime against humanity is loading people into cattle trucks and shipping them to the death camps, being stupid isn’t. Even if that stupidity ruins peoples lives.
I don’t want to see these people on trial, just sacked.