Carbon cult wants to starve us

We know these idiots hate people and want to get rid of us. One way is to starve us:

“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 farmers would profit in the long haul from the legislation. But those profits would come mostly from higher prices for their crops caused by 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 incentivize landowners to convert up to 59 million acres of farmland into forest over the next 40 years. The reason: trees clean the air of heat-trapping gasses better than farming.

Mr. Vilsack, in a little-noticed statement issued with the new report last week, said that the department’s forecasts “have caused considerable concern” among farmers and ranchers.

“If landowners plant trees to the extent the model suggests, this would be disruptive to agriculture in some regions of the country,” he added.” “Climate bill pushes trees over food

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