Anthony writes about this subject at WUWT (http://wattsupwiththat.com/), and others say more around the web, but Mr. Ambler says it well (http://talkingabouttheweather.com/). He points out the moral problems of biofuel mandates. I’ll state simply that while millions starve around the globe, burning our food is a sin!

Talking About the Weather

The practical problems with corn-derived ethanol being used as fuel for automobile motors, landscaping tool motors, and outboard motors are too numerous to mention. The short version of the story is that ethanol causes water to condense in fuel systems, leading to nightmares for users.

But the very idea that using crops to make the internal combustion engine “greener” and therefore more moral is simply wrong. As I elaborate upon in my book, it is particularly egregious when soy markets spike due to the conversion of soy to motor fuel, as tempeh and other soy products are the only affordable form of protein in much of the world. It turns out that the road to hell really is paved with good intentions.

Now, incredibly, even the United Nations agrees. The director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Jose Graziano da Silva, said suspension of the United…

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