Monday, June 25, 2007

The Great Biofuel Hoax

We're destroying millions of acres of these daily

so we can feed this

Being as magnanimous as I am, I'll link to this article even though the author doesn't reference my posts about this.

The bastard! It can't be because Eric doesn't read SPIIDERWEB™, ya think?
Biofuels invoke an image of renewable abundance that allows industry, politicians, the World Bank, the United Nations and even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to present fuel from corn, sugarcane, soy and other crops as a replacement for oil that will bring about a smooth transition to a renewablefuel economy.

Myths of abundance divert attention from powerful economic interests that benefit from this biofuels transition, avoiding discussion of the growing price that citizens of the global South are beginning to pay to maintain the consumptive oil-based lifestyle of the North. Biofuel mania obscures the profound consequences of the industrial transformation of our food and fuel systems -- the agro-fuels transition.

Seriously, this isn't the silver bullet to end the world's need for oil. It has absolutely devastating consequences, but not to "the people who matter". At least not yet.

Jesus H Christ in a marathon, when will intelligence and science dictate what we do instead of fucking politics? Pipe dream? Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is.

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