World Backlash Against Ethanol Fuels Building
UPDATE: Well, lookee here. Validation.We all know this is a trick by "the deniers" to destroy and discredit the most altruistic, most well-thought-through, least-hysterical, most perfect, most sustainable government powergrab ever conceived.
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a "crime against humanity" that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package.Go, socialists! Let the peasants starve - they probably deserve it because might have automobiles. The bull-headed, irony-laden Euronitwits appear positively determined to run the human race in to the ground in the name of "saving" humanity (which they were never doing anyway). And guess who's hardest hit? The poor, women and minorities. (golf clap). Hurrah, socialism!
"There is no question for now of suspending the target fixed for biofuels," said Barbara Helfferich, spokeswoman for EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas. "You can't change a political objective without risking a debate on all the other objectives," which could see the EU landmark climate change and energy package disintegrate, an EU official said.And we wouldn't want other parts of this ridiculous, unsustainable, nebulous "environmental policy" debated or questioned, would we? That would imply some level of freedom for the financiers of this ongoing EPIC FAIL (taxpayers), and would possibly raise questions about government officials, their motivations and the motivations of their special interests. And we can't have that.
Their comments came amid growing unease over the planting of biofuel crops as food prices rocket and riots against poverty and hunger multiply worldwide. UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food Jean Ziegler told German radio Monday that the production of biofuels is "a crime against humanity" because of its impact on global food prices.Well, if the UN couldn't get itself outraged over Saddam's Oil for Palaces program, why should they care about the plight of the poor and starving in Africa? "The environment" is more important than your life, people. From each according to his ability to each according to his need.
The European Environment Agency, advisors to the European Commission, on Friday recommended that the EU suspend its 10 percent biofuels target. It argued that the target would require large amounts of additional imports of biofuels leading to the accelerated destruction of rain forests. The agency also questioned the environmental benefits of biofuels. Also in a recent report the World Bank said bluntly "biofuel production has pushed up feedstock prices".DENIER! How dare you pontificate over simple economics in the presence of your intellectual and moral betters! Predictable, though. When the only solution the left has is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail. When can the world start suing Algore for initiating and driving this bout of worldwide starvation and price gouging in the name of Gaia? Reap the whirlwind, environuts. You created the problem, you get to fix it - without taking more of everybody's income and food. And you too, Bush, although I don't think you're going to stick around to see this one through.