The Bio-Fools: Indonesia Is Third-Worst Carbon Emitter--Because of Biofuel Production!

6 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>The Bio-Fools: Indonesia Is Third-Worst Carbon Emitter--Because of Biofuel Production!</h1><p>June 5, 2007 (LPAC)--The World Bank has made it official: Indonesia has now surpassed Russia and India, to become the third-greatest emitter of greenhouse gases, lagging behind only the United States and China. How did Indonesia achieve this distinction? In a manner proving yet again that those pushing bio-fuels, are indeed Bio-Fools.</p><p>Huge tracts of rainforest and peatlands in Indonesia have been cleared to plant oil palm, aimed at fulfilling the rapacious markets in Germany, the Netherlands and elsewhere, for bio-fuels from oil palm, all supposedly to reduce carbon emissions. In the process, cutting down rainforests, and especially burning the carbon-dense peat, have increased the CO2 emmissions several-fold in Indonesia, giving the world a massive net gain in greenhouse gases.</p><p>And, in the process, huge clouds of REAL pollutants from the smoke have annually spread across Indonesia and Malaysia, causing severe health problems.</p><p>Chicken Little couldn't have handled it better.</p></div></body>