I have seen many environmental and lefty fads come and go. All through the 70's and 80's one pet cause after another was taken up and inflicted on me. No grapes because of Caeser Chavez. Hording of aluminum foil because the world would run out of bauxite. A new ice age if we did not stop burning fossil fuels. Nuclear winter if we did not make kissy-face with the Soviet Union. Tiny foreign cars because fuel prices would never go down after Jimmy Carter. No areosols because the ozone hole was going to kill us all (by 2000!).
All wrong and billions were wasted or spent chasing "what everybody now agrees is the truth." So now we've got global warming and the same people who always want to control our lives are ordering subsidies and preferences. I do not know the science of this but the folks most hyped-up about it have a terrible track record. Plus they have never been strong on science in general.
A few weeks ago the newspapers noted that ethanol was causing the price of corn to go up thus making the lives of poor Mexicans more harsh. Nobody said boo. The Left likes the environment better than the poor because the environment isn't able to vote its own interests in opposition to the Left's latest hobby horse.
They are really cheesing me off. Burning agave plants to feed the subsidized ethanol tank. Is there no end to the madness? Now the starving Mexicans can't even drown their sorrows in Tequila. I'm sure that will quiet things on the Border.
Update: The evidence grows that my suspicions, that global climate change being caused by me and my fellow humans is a crock, are correct.