Looks like the enviorn"mental"ists are well on their way towards speeding the planet to the very destruction they claim they are trying to prevent:
Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat
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.
“Previously there’s been an accounting error: land use change has been left out of prior analysis.” ....
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.”
In the wake of the new studies, a group of 10 of the United States’s most eminent ecologists and environmental biologists today sent a letter to President Bush and the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, urging a reform of biofuels policies. “We write to call your attention to recent research indicating that many anticipated biofuels will actually exacerbate global warming,” the letter said.
Ah, just as I thought: It's all George Bush's fault!
Too bad Bush paid any mind to all this "global warming" (oh, sorry, now it's "climate change") bullspit to begin with. The increasing production of ethanol - supported by Bush - has already jacked up the price of food; and the legislation he signed phasing out incandescent bulbs in four years will force us to pay $5+ for fluorescent replacements. It's the same energy bill which mandates that auto manufacturers must increase their fleet mileage to an average of 35 MPG....hmmm, let's see, will Detroit wave a magic wand and create new technology out of thin air, or will they just make cars that are built with significantly lighter materials than the ones used today?
These two pieces of enviornmental legislation will do more harm to poor people than any of the "Bush tax cuts" ever did. Thanks to his kowtowing to the Cult of the Goreacle, poor folks will have to choose between light and food, if they can afford either. That is, if they can even survive driving around in cars so lightly made that a common fender-bender becomes a Pinto-esque inferno....
I think 10-15 years from now (as we shiver under the grey skies of a new ice age) these "global climate warming change" people will be seen in a much harsher light, as it becomes even more clear that they distorted climate science to promote a social/politcal agenda.
And in the meantime, the poor will suffer needlessly under the benign eyes of their "progressive" benefactors...