Gasoline, the clean alternative.

Catching up on reading after vacation. Seems like the rush to ethanol and other biofuels is increasing, rather than decreasing, our carbon footprint. This leads me to my first law of environmental protection:

Anything that is good for the environment, when done by enough people, will be bad for the environment.

Gasoline, now the bad-boy of global warming, was once the clean alternative. Remember what came before that? Railroads. And railroads used to burn lots of things down. (Apparently they continue to do so).

So if I’ve got this figured out, now we cut (and sometimes burn) our forests in order to plant corn so we can drive our cars on clean fuel.


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