Friday, September 18, 2009

Brazil's Cane Ethanol Contributing to Global Warming

Brazil, the apple of the environmentalist's eye for its progress in renewable sugar cane ethanol, has discovered that all that is renewable is not green.

Due to the high demand for cane ethanol, the Amazonian rainforest is being cleared to make room for more sugar cane plantations. This is about the worst thing possible for global warming activists, as the rainforest eats CO2 faster than any other place on the planet.

The Brazilian government is now framing legislation to stop the deforestation and limit sugar cane production.

As we move towards renewable energy with the best of intentions, we must take heed of the unintended consequences of our actions.

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