Saturday, March 29, 2008

The law of unintended consequences strikes the environment

As the world has become obsessed with bio-fuels, we forgot that in order to produce it we have to both take resources away from food production and accelerate deforestation to grow the crops. This results in a rising cost of food, and greater carbon emissions fron deforestation - as well the the potential extinction of species of animals, birds, and plants. This is likely to prove as destructive, in a different way, as fossil fuels.

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