Friday, April 25, 2008

You Know It's Bad..

When an august and respected source like the Wall St Journal starts recommending that you (/hoard/) invest in basic foodstuffs.

I recently attended a talk at which Bob Zubrin assured everybody that the US has millions of acres of unused farmland which could be easily put to growing corn for ethanol production. What he skipped over was where we were supposed to get the millions of acre-feet of water required to make this corn grow. The topic of millions of tons of nitrogen-based fertilizer, and runoff from same were also not addressed.

No comments: