Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Whoops! Where'd the Corn Go?

Seen the Earthday Google graphic? Makes you feel good, huh? Well makes you hybrid drivers feel good anyway, and that's what's important.

But it leaves something out. Don't worry though, I've added it.

Not to play the starving children card or anything, just to note, again, that the grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year. And you hybrid drivers, well I suppose you can feel good that you only starve a half a person per fill-up. Let them eat oil, huh?

So, OK, right now most states don't go above 10% ethanol - let's just leave it at that for now. Let's not have Al Gore's theory take food out of the mouths of the poor. Because starvation happens, that's not a theory.