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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Pill, Grim

Monbiot predicts, as others have pointed out, that increased biofuel production will take away from third-world food production and accelerate environmental destruction.

As he points out, a small cadre of biofuel enthusiasts will drive around their reconstituted diesels with reconstituted "chip oil", but the reconstituted idea courtesy of Rudolf Diesel himself is a non-starter.
We need a solution to the global warming caused by cars, but this isn’t it. If the production of biofuels is big enough to affect climate change, it will be big enough to cause global starvation.


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