Saturday, October 27, 2007

The United Nations is a large organization

So it stands to reason that there would have to be someone there who wasn't an idiot.

The UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, said he feared biofuels would bring more hunger.

The growth in the production of biofuels has helped to push the price of some crops to record levels.

Mr Ziegler's remarks, made at the UN headquarters in New York, are clearly designed to grab attention.

He complained of an ill-conceived dash to convert foodstuffs such as maize and sugar into fuel, which created a recipe for disaster.

It was, he said, a crime against humanity to divert arable land to the production of crops which are then burned for fuel.

I'm afraid that Mr. Ziegler has seriously misunderstood the environmentalists. They don't care if they starve humans to death by turning their food into fuel. In fact they consider dead humans a positive side effect of biofuels. They think that there are far too many people on the planet and that the human race needs to be thinned out.

Their goal is to have a drastically smaller human population living in a muscle, wind and solar powered world, all except for the elite (like Al Gore) who will still fly around in private jets and live in giant mansions - because they are so special and wise and care so much.

Mr. Ziegler is very likely to find himself with the choice of shutting up or finding a new job because one does not work for an outfit like the UN and go about speaking politically incorrect truths.