RugbyD wrote: knapplc wrote:
bleach168 wrote:Our govt needs to do more to promote alternative fuel sources...
...that aren't weather-based. This ethanol stuff is nice as a supplement, but we're going overboard with it. Who wants to be depedent on a weather-based fuel source? I'd rather take my chances with the Arabs, thank you.
When is the last time the corn didn't grow?
Never heard of irrigation? Nebraska, one of America's largest corn-producing states, has been in drought conditions for the past five years. But thanks to irrigation and the lessons learned in the 1930s we haven't had any reduction in production.
Droughts happen? Yeah they do. Terrorists happen, too, and many of them happen to live pretty darned close to the main source of oil. Which would you rather be concerned about?
Not that I'm advocating ethanol as a replacement for gasoline - Earth simply doesn't have enough land to produce both food and the fuel we need. It's a supplement to oil-based fuels, that's all.
I advocate producing cars with MUCH greater fuel economy than are currently available on the market, and I advocate doing that NOW. We have the intelligence and resources, just not the motivation.