Monday, November 02, 2009
Reference: Turning up the heat on palm oil, Brunch Magazine, Bangkok Post, November 1, 2009
Global warmists claim that the planting of new palm oil plantations to produce vegetable oils for cooking is a bad thing because it causes deforestation and that in turn causes global warming and destroys the habitat of the orangutan (Turning up the heat on palm oil, Brunch Magazine, Bangkok Post, November 1, 2009). This analysis is disingenious. The recent rapid growth in palm oil plantations in orangutan country is not motivated by the cooking oil market but by the so-called renewable biofuels market. This market was created by the warmists themselves in their urgent call for a rapid increase in biofuels to replace fossil fuels as a way of mitigating global warming and saving the planet. It is bizarre irony to see the warmists now complaining that their medicine is worse than the disease, that their solution to global warming causes global warming, and that their single minded obsession with carbon dioxide compromises real environmental issues.