A recent news release from the Department of Energy titled “Carbon hitches a ride from field to market” reports on government research that discovered crops grown in one state may be consumed in another state, thereby releasing carbon dioxide in a place different from where it was originally sequestered by growing the crops. (The report seems to ignore the fact that produce is imported from Mexico and South America.)
This report is an example of our tax dollars being wasted by foolish, politically correct, totally useless government programs. DOE frets “That geography matters for those who track every bit of carbon on Earth in an effort to estimate the potential impacts of greenhouse gases.” Yes, our government spends time and money keeping track of that, but, as I show in a recent post, “Temperature variations, not humans, control atmospheric CO2 content.”
Apparently the Department of Energy doesn’t have enough real work to do so it wastes resources on nonsense like this study. We should not waste resources, so let’s eliminate one source of waste: the Department of Energy.