Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On My Nightstand: Green Gone Wrong

Carbon credits? Micro solar projects? Biofuels? Organic farming and eco-footprints? Those are just three of many ideas that seem to be good on paper, but the execution turns out to be something quite different.

Heather Rogers has written an interesting critique of the environmental movement in Green Gone Wrong.

It starts with the presumption that global warming is true and then winds through the many problems resulting from so-called solutions.

In the case of biofuels, it turns out that the solution might be worse than the problem. Biofuel production has resulted in the loss of even more sensitive habitats - rain forests - as farmers try to eke out existences.

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