posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 03:49 AM
I didn't read the link, but I have heard that biodiesel is made from palm oil. It's made from all sorts of stuff ofcourse but palm oil is cheap.
The problem will be that because it is the cheapest source, if biofuels take off in a big way, palm oil plantations will also take off in a big way,
and they are already de foresting to grow palm oil in India and other countries. So the de forestation will be immense if palm oil is allowed to be
used for fuels.
Personally I don't think mankind can win in the race to find a solution to our energy problem. There are 6 billion people soon to be 7 billion. As
India and China come into the modern world the effect on Earth is going to be immense, through de forestation and pollution.
Something catastrophic is inevitable, the population of earth will soon plummet, my guess is about 100 years from now.
When our computers crash we have a reset button, so it will be with Earth, eventually the reset button will be pushed.