April 25, 2008

30% of America's corn now used as Fuel

Food Crises Eclipsing Climate Change Worries

"It takes around 400 pounds of corn to make 25 gallons of ethanol," Mr. Senauer, also an applied economics professor at Minnesota, said. "It's not going to be a very good diet but that's roughly enough to keep an adult person alive for a year."

Mr. Senauer said climate change advocates, such as Vice President Gore, need to distance themselves from ethanol to avoid tarnishing the effort against global warming. "Crop-based biofuels are not part of the solution. They, in fact, add to the problem. Whether Al Gore has caught up with that, somebody ought to ask him," the professor said. "There are lots of solutions, real solutions to climate change. We need to get to those."

Mr. Gore was not available for an interview yesterday on the food crisis, according to his spokeswoman. A spokesman for Mr. Gore's public campaign to address climate change, the Alliance for Climate Protection, declined to comment for this article.

Al Gore was not available for an interview because he refuses all debates... being the unhired, unelected spokesman for the Climate, there is no way to force him to discus or debate anything.

1 comment:

Bobby G. said...

Dan:
Yeah, that's not too bad for a $.75 return (both in productivity as well as BTUs per gallaon) for every DOLLAR we're dumping into this, isn't it?

I thought Americans were suppsoed to make GAINS with ethanol...looks like we're not going to see it.

B.G.