Thursday, February 07, 2008
I hate to say I told you so
One month after all of the pandering in Iowa is over, this story comes out. It seems that diverting our food supply into an inefficient method of propelling cars isn't such a good idea. Where have I heard that idea before? Oh yeah, I said that one year ago. Maybe I am just ahead of the curve. Or maybe buying votes just catches up with us eventually.
It seems that the production of ethanol will create 2x the level of greenhouse gases as the gasoline it would replace. You can read the article for all the details, but this quote is priceless:
"Using good cropland to expand biofuels will probably exacerbate global warming," concludes the study published in Science magazine.
Just remember, you heard it here first.