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On The Way To Copenhagen We Added A World Food Crisis

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Does the following analysis sound familiar?

"A weakening U.S. dollar is putting upward pressure on oil prices. The shock produced chaos in the West. In the United States, the retail price of a gallon of gasoline rose 50%, consumption dropped by 6.1% from September to February. Underscoring the interdependence of the world societies and economies, oil-importing nations in the noncommunist industrial world saw sudden inflation and economic recession. The energy crisis led to greater interest in renewable energy and spurred research in solar power and wind power as well as increased interest in mass transit."

If you said it sounds like 2008, when it took $5.00/gallon gasoline to get Americans to agree to offshore drilling and give up their last Arctic Wilderness, you would be wrong.

It was 1973, when the Arab oil embargo and long gas lines got Americans to authorize the 800 mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline through some of the most pristine country in Alaska.

What would our economy and climate change look like today if we had not chosen to build, build, build the Alaska Pipe Line?

Denmark was also badly hammered by the 1973 Arab oil embargo. But unlike America, it responded to the crisis in such a sustained, focused and systematic way, that today Denmark is energy independent. And it didn't happen by Danish politicians telling their people the solution was simply more offshore drilling.

Did Danes suffer from their government shaping the market with energy taxes to stimulate innovations in clean power? In one word, said Connie Hedegaard, Denmark's minister of climate and energy: "No." Denmark's exports of energy efficiency products have tripled.

"It is one of our fastest-growing export areas and the reason that unemployment in Denmark today is 1.6 percent", said Hedegaard.

And of course Denmark's solutions addressed climate change 31 years ago.

Imagine if the US, the largest polluter in the world until 2007, had prevented billions of tons of CO2 from reaching the atmosphere, we wouldn't have a climate change crisis to go with our energy, financial and 2010 Food Crisis.

2010 Food Crisis for Dummies by Eric deCarbonnel

"The 2010 Food Crisis is different. It is THE CRISIS. The one that makes all doomsday scenarios come true. The government bailouts and central bank interventions, which have held the financial world together during the last two years, will be powerless to prevent the 2010 Food Crisis from bringing the global financial system to its knees."[1]

"...will be powerless to prevent the 2010 Food Crisis from bringing the global financial system to its knees."

Eric should have written:

"the powerful willed the 2008 financial and 2010 Food Crisis to bankrupt the middle class and starve the third world.

Full Unemployment and a Food Crisis are on track for 2010.

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