As far as finding alternatives towards energy resources is concerned, biofuels are indeed aimed at helping this area of concern. But as far as addressing global warming as a whole is concerned, there may have been some overlooked aspects such as carbon emissions that may worsen our pollution problem.
Apparently, the efforts to address one concern of green living is commendable. However, we should also consider the little things associated with the whole problem and these in turn may negate the effort for a better environment.
“Our study found that any biofuel that causes clearing of natural ecosystems will increase global warming,” Joe Fargione, a scientist for The Nature Conservancy, told CTV.ca.
“This is the first study to fully account for the effects of land clearing.”
Fargione said the carbon lost by converting forests, grasslands and peatlands outweighs the carbons saved by using the resulting biofuels instead of fossil fuels.