Biofuels, once the 'silver bullet' of global warming, are causing more emissions than fossil fuels

Two comprehensive studies in Science magazine have concluded nearly all biofuels used today trigger more greenhouse emissions than conventional fuels if the emission costs of producing these so-called “green” fuels are calculated.

The studies take the first detailed look at the impact on emissions of converting natural land to cropland around the globe to support biofuels development – dashing hopes for the once-popular alternative energy source.

Great Oreskes Lecture Updates State of Climate Change Denial

University of California (San Diego) science historian Dr. Naomi Oreskes offers this extremely worthwhile one-hour lecture, giving both a solid primer on global warming and a very compelling account on how effectively industry has sown confusion in the hopes of preventing Americans from taking action to prevent it.

DeSmogBlog "Best Group Blog" in Canada

We're delighted to announce that the DeSmogBlog has been recognized as the Best Group Blog in the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards.

Thanks for the attention and thanks, especially, to those frequent readers whose interest and loyal support makes the DeSmogBlog worthwhile.

Kansas King Coal Funding Details Exposed

DeSmogBlog has just received the 2007 statement of political expenditures for a recently formed astroturf group calling themselves “Kansans for Affordable Energy” (KAE).

The document is attached to the end of this post.

Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner

We've added a briefing note in our database on Calvin Beisner of the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, who is listed as a speaker at the upcoming the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Here's an excerpt from the briefing note:

Beisner on Global Warming, AIDS and Intelligent Design


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