Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bye-bio-fuel...

Can man damage the climate? Probably not yet - but with all this money/effort being thrown at climate modificaiton technology it won't be long before we can, and probably will...

You know EU have legislated to throw *billions* of our tax-pounds to support bio-fuels? (Green MEP's must have wet themselves when that went through)...

Guess where those crops are being grown?

1) Displacing food crops
According to the report, biofuels consumed 20 per cent of sugar cane crops on average between 2007 and 2009, and 9 per cent of oilseeds.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/04bf4788-92b6-11e0-bd88-00144feab49a.html

2) Deforesting in Brazil
Much of the fuel that Europeans use will be imported from Brazil, where the Amazon is being burned to plant more sugar and soybeans
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5369284.stm

And you know what? When comparing bio-diesel CO2 emissions to oil CO2 emissions - those genius green scientist sillies forgot to account for the CO2 generated from 'land use change' -- which means oil beats bio on that one after all - oops!
However, neither of these studies considered land use change, which can be very important to the total greenhouse gas emissions of the life cycle of a fuel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofuel#Greenhouse_gas_emissions

Never mind - soon get all that forest and all those species back eh? And it might still be made to work with some serious genetic engineering of the crops (I am sure those nice monsanto people will help with that).

Did you support Biofuel - promote it to others? Well, never mind, its the scientists fault, how were you to know? But at least you'll learn that scientists shouldn't be blindly trusted - Won't you?

For what it is worth - I am a big fan of sustainability, sustainability means personal freedom. But the greens and the Green parties endless goofs damage the cause and discredit the whole concept. You have to start wondering whose side they are really on!

Can man damage the climate? Probably not yet - but with all this money/effort being thrown at climate modificaiton technology it won't be long before we can, and probably will...

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