Monday, March 24, 2014

The Science is Re-Settled: Gasohol Still Sucks

Biofuels do more harm than good, UN warns
Growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, admits the United Nations
The United Nations will officially warn that growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, The Telegraph can disclose.

A leaked draft of a UN report condemns the widespread use of biofuels made from crops as a replacement for petrol and diesel. It says that biofuels, rather than combating the effects of global warming, could make them worse.

The draft report represents a dramatic about-turn for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Its previous assessment on climate change, in 2007, was widely condemned by environmentalists for giving the green light to large-scale biofuel production. The latest report instead puts pressure on world leaders to scrap policies promoting the use of biofuel for transport.

The summary for policymakers states: “Increasing bioenergy crop cultivation poses risks to ecosystems and biodiversity.”
Many of us have been screaming about the stupidity of the "biofuels" movement for years, with particular reference to the requirement  to blend corn-based ethanol into American gasoline, for years, for all of the reasons given by the IPCC, although, to be sure, the fact that it's worse for global warming climate change is probably much more important to their thinking than mine.

Will this change any minds in the cornbelt, Congress and administration?

Found at Watts Up With That.

Been there, resent that.

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