Pro Global Warming Camps May War With Each Other

e85-pump01-180-cropped90 top global warming scientists have turned their sights on the biomass energy industry, until recently seen as allies, warning that biofuels sometimes increases rather than decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

By Lawrence Solomon

“There may be a public perception that all biofuels and bioenergy are equally good for the environment and are all lower in carbon emissions than fossil fuels, but that’s not true,” said one of the signatories, Dr. William Schlesinger of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in a press release yesterday aimed at the U.S. Congress. “Many produce just as much or more carbon pollution than oil, gas, and coal. If our laws and regulations treat high-carbon-impact bioenergy sources, like today’s corn ethanol, as if they are low-carbon, we’re fooling ourselves and undercutting the purpose of those same laws and regulations.”

That ethanol in your gas tank, the climate change scientists are telling us, could be bringing us closer to Armageddon by undercutting their efforts at saving the world. “Many international treaties and domestic laws and bills account for bioenergy incorrectly by treating all bioenergy as causing a 100% reduction in emissions regardless of the source of the biomass,” the scientists explain.”Under some scenarios, this approach could eliminate most of the expected greenhouse gas reductions during the next several decades.”

Read the rest of this story at Financial Post.

  • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

    They just figure that out? AGW scepticks have been saying this for years!!!

  • Hal Groar

    That is true! I wonder when they will say the same about recycling. That’s another hoax.

  • Dan McGrath

    Some recycling is actually worthwhile. You can tell which by what pays. Scrap metal including aluminum always has a value and you can get paid to recycle it. Most of the rest of it is a joke.

  • Hal Groar

    You are right Dan, I should have been more specific. The recycling I am referring to is the household paper-plastic-bottle type stuff. The scrap metal is worth a lot.

  • Rob N. Hood

    So, only the recycling that “pays” is worthy. THAT sentiment encapsulates the Right-Wing PERFECTLY. Thanks for sharing. And also thanks for playing Planet Earth, game over. We truly need to start scouting for a fresh planet to trash, this one’s definitley going to be toast fairly soon with you people in charge.

  • paul wenum

    I have represented “recycling” companies. We call it “Turning trash into cash, or garbage into gold.” Metal is worth dollars. Save your cans, aluminum etc. and yes recycle. As to your other trash? I know that it all goes to the same dump-site. Don’t believe everything that you hear. Typical neophyte.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Is there anything you haven’t done, or people you don’t know, or “facts” you aren’t so sure of?? What a fountainhead of knowledge from one humble human. If it were up to me we’d reassign all CIA agents to the garbage and recycling business. Then at least we’d get something decent for those tax-dollars.

  • paul wenum

    I speak the truth my friend. My kids call me “Big Fish.” Been there done that. Then some.

  • Rob N. Hood

    What you speak is your opinion. Which is fine, and your right to do so. But to call it “truth” is delusional. Seek professional help.

  • paul wenum

    Delusional? You have no idea my friend. Enough said.

  • Rob N. Hood

    You mean you have other psychological problems in addition to that? I’m sorry.

  • paul wenum

    Yes, the main and only problem I have is rational discourse with you. Other than that I’m fine. And your state of mind sounds a bit unsettling? You may wish to check your Obama Doctor? May have to pay more in the coming year. You seem delusional in your posts. At least my “sources” tell me that. Oh My God, I have you thinking don’t I?!

  • Rob N. Hood

    Thinking that you are projecting again.

  • paul wenum

    Nice word. You like that word don’t you.

  • Rob N. Hood

    When it fits, I use it. It is a very common human trait/habit. We all do it from time to time, some much more than others. Those that do it a lot are not even aware of it, and when pointed out get defensive. Some cannot ever fathom that they do things that are dysfuncitonal. The more dysfunctional the more the denial.

  • paul wenum

    “Denial.” Nice word. Read that quite often in your posts.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Denial comes first. Then hypocrisy, then projection. They are all related. And very common among humans for some reason. Probaly due to the brutal conditions or early people, and it helped with their survival.

    Such things are not helpful any longer, they are harmful. We must evolve or die out. Simple as that.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Correction: “brutal conditions OF early people”. Not “or”… sorry.

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