Daily Archives: July 13, 2014

UN Report Says Climate Climate Will Threaten Food Production Worldwide


TheRealNews

Published on Mar 31, 2014

Climate change scientist Michael Mann discusses the most significant findings in the second installment of the IPCC report and how some climate change deniers are already attempting to discredit its conclusions

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The Climate Justice Imperative – YouTube


TheRealNews

Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011

James K. Boyce: Obama “cap and trade” plan undermined support for action on climate change

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Vertigro & Algae

Worldoversea   Uploaded on Jun 23, 2008

Using Algae for all our energy sources.

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Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases Through Emissions from Land-Use Change

Most prior studies have found that substituting biofuels for gasoline will reduce greenhouse gases because biofuels sequester carbon through the growth of the feedstock. These analyses have failed to count the carbon emissions that occur as farmers worldwide respond to higher prices and convert forest and grassland to new cropland to replace the grain (or cropland) diverted to biofuels. By using a worldwide agricultural model to estimate emissions from land-use change, we found that corn-based ethanol, instead of producing a 20% savings, nearly doubles greenhouse emissions over 30 years and increases greenhouse gases for 167 years. Biofuels from switchgrass, if grown on U.S. corn lands, increase emissions by 50%. This result raises concerns about large biofuel mandates and highlights the value of using waste products.

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Biofuels – The Answer Or The Problem

Austrian School Economist

Uploaded on Nov 6, 2009

The problem with biofuels

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The Global Biofuel Disaster

Christopher Calder   Published on Dec 12, 2012

Mr. Jean Ziegler, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, repeatedly denounced biofuels as “a crime against humanity.” Biofuels have raised the cost of fertilizer, farmland, and food all over the world, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocent people. Biofuels are a fraud because they are sold as being “green.” In provable fact, biofuels have increased greenhouse gas release, water pollution and water shortages, deforestation, and topsoil erosion.

Biofuels are terribly energy inefficient and will never help us gain “energy independence” as our politicians promise. It takes so much fossil fuel energy to produce biofuels, and they do so much harm, that they are just not worth the effort. Biofuels are a money making scam and a crime against all of us, not a reasonable solution to any of our many problems.

Even if we used “every piece of wood on the planet, every piece of grass eaten by livestock, and all food crops, that much biomass could only provide about 30 percent of the world’s total energy needs.” – Dr. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University

Our leaders seem to care more about the profits of ethanol manufacturers and the corporate farm lobby than they do about protecting the affordability and long term survivability of the human food supply. Food has become so expensive now that more and more Americans need food stamps just to survive. Please write your representatives in Congress and ask them why they wish to continue drilling for energy in the human food supply.

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THE RENEWABLE ENERGY DISASTER

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Global food shortage linked to biofuel use

NDTV

Uploaded on Apr 17, 2008

Global food prices have risen because food grains are in short supply. Another strong reason given for this is the shift to biofuel, which are promoted as a green alternative to conventional fuels, like petrol and diesel. The use of food for fuel started when the energy crisis forced the world to look for alternatives. Scientists turned to biofuel for energy solutions.

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