Biofuels Kill

“Based on current technologies, higher biofuel production
necessarily means greater diversion of crops and/or cropland to
the production of fuel rather than food. The iron law of supply
and demand dictates that this would almost unavoidably
increase global food prices over what they would otherwise be.”


“Results derived from World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO)
studies suggest that for every million people living in absolute
poverty in developing countries, there are annually at least 5,270
deaths and 183,000 Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) lost to
disease. Combining these estimates with estimates of the
increase in poverty owing to growth in biofuels production over
2004 levels leads to the conclusion that additional biofuel
production may have resulted in at least 192,000 excess deaths
and 6.7 million additional lost DALYs in 2010. These exceed
WHO’s estimated annual toll of 141,000 deaths and 5.4 million
lost DALYs attributable to global warming.


Thus, policies intended to mitigate global warming may actually have increased death and disease in developing countries.”

Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 16 Number 1 Spring 2011

( Hat tip to commenter David L Hagen from here. )


3 thoughts on “Biofuels Kill

  1. Reblogged this on Power To The People and commented:
    In the name of saving the planet from climate change the elite in power dictate that land for food crops are converted to grow crops for biofuel. People are banned from using our vast natural resources of Fossil Fuel. The poor die from starvation and fuel poverty. The only difference between the extreme environmentalist behind these Malthusian policies of depopulation and Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot is that the world condemned Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot as monsters responsible for committing crimes against humanity.

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