Monday, March 21, 2011

Ethanol Infographic

The folks at ecopolitology emailed me and asked me nicely to present their infographic about ethanol (basically gas from corn). I'm not a biologist, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the work, but it seems reasonable, balanced, and nothing jumps out at me as absurd. And it's kinda cool.

Cornfields vs. Oilfields
Via: Online Schools

1 comment:

  1. Steven McCormick12/12/11, 7:58 AM

    The discussion on ethanol was pretty heated for the last few years. To put it clear, I'm against it, and I don't like this infographic because it whitewashes ethanol. The one most important thing that pro-ethanol people miss is that it is not only about replacing food resources with fuel resources. There's still enough space for agriculture. The problem is financial, not geographical: Once you replace some of the food resources, it means the food prices will go up. As simple as that. Food prices go up, so does hunger. What we do with ethanol is simply postponing the problem, which is consumerism and corporate capitalism. Sorry but I sincerely believe that our current lifestyle (read: cars) is unsustainable, with or without ethanol.

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