Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Under Obama climate legislation, planting trees will be more lucrative than producing food

You don't need me to connect the dots on this one. Sure, they'll make it worth the farmers' while to plant less food, and I'm sure farmers won't mind it at all if they can farm less land but make more money. It's a win-win for them. But as the article states, the lucrativeness of this whole scheme revolves around increased food prices due to decreased supply. That means not only will it cost more for you and I to survive, if you're still sucker enough to be attached to the grid when all this goes down, but impoverished nations around the world, already devastated by food shortages due to a massive percentage of corn yields being diverted to biofuel, will suffer even more massive starvation.

Which, as you know, is really the point of this whole grotesque eugenics scam in the first place. Folks, if you don't have organic heirloom seeds by now, holy god, get them immediately!

    Washington Times -

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has ordered his staff to revise a computerized forecasting model that showed that climate legislation supported by President Obama would make planting trees more lucrative than producing food.

    The latest Agriculture Department economic-impact study of the climate bill, which passed the House this summer, found that the legislation would profit farmers in the long term. But those profits would come mostly from higher crop prices as a result of the legislation's incentives to plant more forests and thus reduce the amount of land devoted to food-producing agriculture.

    According to the economic model used by the department and the Environmental Protection Agency, the legislation would give landowners incentives to convert up to 59 million acres of farmland into forests over the next 40 years. The reason: Trees clean the air of heat-trapping gases better than farming does.

    Mr. Vilsack, in a little-noticed statement issued with the report earlier this month, said the department's forecasts "have caused considerable concern" among farmers and ranchers.