The Fun Fact of at least, this week and maybe even this month: A study has shown that adding all that corn-based alcohol to make gasoline more ‘green’ is contributing more toward global warming than plain gasoline contributes. Oops?
This seemingly significant disclosure has somehow not been plastered in the headlines. Odd, considering the sheer magnitude of the production and spending it engenders. Corn prices have risen past what food uses would sustain under the Federal mandate that compels gasoline refiners to use a required annual minimum amount of the alcohol.. Just what our distressed unemployed need, right? And of course, adding stuff to gasoline increases its costs too.
Our “always thinking of the American welfare” governors have not seemed to notice this any more than the Major Media have noticed it. Guess the great minds are busy with more important things, right? Though it’s hard not to notice that the reduction of anything to do with ‘global warming’ is held out today as a major priority among the mighty and Al Gore and Joe Biden, too. Maybe Hillary will stand up on this? Unlike silence, that might be mistaken for leadership.
But perhaps we hope for too much. If the plain, measured fact that the globe isn’t warming doesn’t slow the anti-energy parade, why should we expect the truth of gasahol to touch it? When all that nice money is rolling by corn farmers and politicians? Hmnn … If we plow the back lawn under and plant corn next yeat …