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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Losing Rain Forests Through Leftist Dogma

It is reported that the requirement pushed by environmental special interest groups to use bio-fuels is causing a rapid depeltion of the rain forest. It is reported in Newscientist:

The rush to make energy from vegetable oils is being driven in part by European Union laws requiring conventional fuels to be blended with biofuels, and by subsidies equivalent to 20 pence a litre.

So isn't all this good for the environment? Aren't we giving them what they demand?

Rising demand for green energy has led to a surge in the international price of palm oil, with potentially damaging consequences. "The expansion of palm oil production is one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction in south-east Asia. It is one of the most environmentally damaging commodities on the planet," says Simon Counsell, director of the UK-based Rainforest Foundation.

They employ one-stage thinking, as described by Thomas Sowell. Any time they offer a solution, you have to ask, "And then what will happen?" After that answer, ask: "And, then what will happen?" They may actually think through a problem.

1 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminiscent of those who call out for nuclear power plants as a "green" and inexpensive alternative to fossil fuels. good night and good luck!

 

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