Monday, July 30, 2007

Rolling Stone: Ethanol is delusional bullsh*t.

Ok, when Rolling Stone comes out against ethanol, I think we can pretty much agree that the farm lobbyists and the politicians are the ONLY people who think ethanol is a good idea.


This is not just hype -- it's dangerous, delusional bullsh*t. Ethanol doesn't burn cleaner than gasoline, nor is it cheaper. Our current ethanol production represents only 3.5 percent of our gasoline consumption -- yet it consumes twenty percent of the entire U.S. corn crop, causing the price of corn to double in the last two years and raising the threat of hunger in the Third World. And the increasing acreage devoted to corn for ethanol means less land for other staple crops, giving farmers in South America an incentive to carve fields out of tropical forests that help to cool the planet and stave off global warming.