Thursday, April 10, 2008

Beer versus Global Warming

I came across this article while taking a break from my thesis (which is due in less than 24 hours and not yet finished) but I had to post it.

It seems the frenzied efforts of The Goracle and company to stop global warming by promoting the use of biofuels (besides being simply counterproductive) are driving up the price of beer!'s worth making sure that environmentalists fully appreciate the law of unintended consequences here: Policies designed to increase use of biofuels contribute to global warming, reduce the planetary food supply, destroy the rainforests—and, oh yes, drive up beer prices. And yet both the U.S. and Europe are spending tens of billions a year on subsidies. Maybe we should grab a drink, while we can still afford one.

If all this shenanigans about impending environmental cataclysm is true, I for one would at least like to go out with a nice cold, reasonably priced pint of Guinness in hand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why, when you mention guinness and are posting on an irish-themed site, do you display an image of what looks like american-style lager?