Three cheers ! At last the peddlers of doom have seen the light : bio-fuels do displace food crops and rain forests !
Starving the poor and destroying biodiversity to give us good conscience as we pour cereal-based ethanol into our tanks is not a smart thing to do. Even Greenpeace admitted it, while avoiding to mention they had much to do with that fiasco.
But Eurocrats are not as smart : “there is no question for now of suspending the target fixed for bio-fuels,” said Barbara Helfferich, spokeswoman for EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas (1).
– In other words, they’d rather cause starvation, and destroy rain forests, than admit they goofed.
Their rationale boggles the mind : “you can’t change a political objective without risking a debate on all the other objectives,” which could see the EU climate change and energy package disintegrate, an EU official said (1).
– It is all very clear : allowing a debate on public policy is what the European Commission fears most ; more than starvation in poor countries, more than widespread destruction of biodiversity, and more than economic havoc caused by their cherished “climate change” policy.
Will we, Europeans, tolerate this neo-stalinist behaviour ? It is not just a matter of bureaucratic arrogance : this time it has become obvious that we are dealing with dangerous lunatics.
The Eurocrats have everything to lose if they stick to their smoking guns any longer. A debate is dearly needed on everything they’ve been doing wrong, from bio-fuels to carbon trading, and from climate change hysteria to the destruction of peat and designated areas by expensive and redundant windfarms.
European Commission cut from reality ?
Co-signed on April 20th 2008 by :
Professor David Bellamy
and Mark Duchamp