U.S. tariffs on Brazilian sugar ethanol is “stupid”

 U.S. tariffs on Brazilian sugar ethanol is “stupid”

Times Herald-Record
Friday September 22, 2006

Reported by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times

Friedman’s report exposes the “stupid” trade tariff policy of the United States that prevents Americans from importing sugar from Brazil.

Friedman asks if the current policy is “just stupid or really stupid?

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Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and many other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.


  • Global warming is primarily caused by the sun. Very little global warming is caused by humans. Global warming also helps farmers, with longer growing seasons.

  • Hi J.G.

    Well, I obviously disagree that “very little global warming is caused by humans”, but thanks for the comment. Can you be any more specific when saying that global warming is “primarily caused by the sun”? That’s a pretty general statement and I’m curious what more information you have backing it up.

    I invite you to explore a variety of scientific sources regarding the causes of climate change and it worldwide consequences on ecosystems, habitat, and the environment.

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