Sunday, 23 March 2014

Biofuel bust

Quelle surprise! The Telegraph tells us of a new UN report trashing biofuels as harmful.

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).

One is left wondering how many people had to starve to death while this entirely obvious conclusion wormed its way through numerous UN meetings before finally slithering into the light of day via a leak.


Demetrius said...

Burning oil or petrol results in carbon stuff, surely burning plants directly or indirectly must do as well?

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - it does. Can't see the logic myself.