Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Now Can the World Have Its Forests Back?
A main cause of deforestation in South America and Asia has been clearing land for palm oil production. Palm oil has become a major source of biodiesel, a supposedly green fuel. Not so fast.
The Guardian has received leaked EU data that shows palm oil biodiesel the second carbon filthiest fuel, next only to Tar Sands bitumen.
The more you look at this the more it can come to resemble a dog chasing its tail. If the warnings from climate science are right, the effective solution is to decarbonize our economies and our societies.