Saturday, February 09, 2008

Biofuels Deemed A Greenhouse Threat

by Elisabeth Rosenthal - February 8th, 2008 - The New York Times

Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded.


The clearance of grassland releases 93 times the amount of greenhouse gas that would be saved by the fuel made annually on that land, said Joseph Fargione, lead author of the second paper, and a scientist at the Nature Conservancy. “So for the next 93 years you’re making climate change worse, just at the time when we need to be bringing down carbon emissions.”

This was predicted by numerous scientists when the original hysteria about bio-fuels was being proposed. However no one would listen because no studies had been done. Now that the studies have been done, you can be sure that the enviro-hysterics will denounce the studies and ignore their results, just as they have with all previous studies that indicated the evidence justifying the hysteria simply does not exist.

For the record, Mars is experiencing global warming, and no one has been able to explain how man could cause it. That questions whether man is causing global warming on earth. And during the Renaisance, world temperatures were warmer than today and none of the dire consequences happened then. In fact it was a great period for man since food production soared. Why was it great for man then but will be a disaster this time?

Global warming is happening. However those who insist man is causing it with greenhouse gases are basing their claim on junk science . . . or as Al Gore does, on total lies. Sort of like the stupid way they rushed us into bio-fuels when the research had not been done. Now it turns out bio-fuels are a short term disaster. Remember that the next time some enviro extremist starts their chicken little mantra.


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