Saturday 5 April 2008

Biofuels killing forests, adding to world hunger


'Biofuels killing forests, adding to world hunger' : Energy Environment: "Agrofuels, which rely on large-scale industrial monocultures, are a cause of global warming, not part of a solution. Promoted as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are in fact resulting in greater emissions because they promote deforestation and the destruction of other ecosystems which play a vital role in regulating the climate, including peat lands, displace other possible uses of land, and lead to an increase in the use of nitrogen fertilisers.'"
"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."

Dark Matter and the CBR replaced, Alpha Cepheids recallibrated, Asch and Milgram stripped bare, Climate Doomsday debunked ... it's been a bad week for mythguided science policy. Didn't I just see a town bus go by trumpeting the bio-fuel bandwagon?