If your food bill is higher this summer you can put some of the blame on the Kyoto Kultists who are pushing ethanol and biodiesel production.
Terence Corcoran explains the ironic sequence of events that will eventually hurt the 'poorest of the poor' in terms of food supply and prices; i.e. those very nations that the IPCC is fretting that global warming will impact the most.
In Mexico, for example, "corn-based tortilla prices have doubled." We're not talking gourmet food here.
I happened to catch a news clip on a local CTV station where a farmer talked about the cost of his feed doubling due to the rising price of corn. Of course this is going to impact the price he has to charge for the milk that goes to market.
It seems that no matter what we do, there are consequences. Even planting trees outside of the tropics may not necessarily be effective in reducing global warming.
Which makes me think that we should all just take a deep breath here (while we still can), and really think this thing out. Just running around like chickens with our heads cut off could very well end up being counter-productive.