Study: Biofuels increase carbon dioxide emissions

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan reveals that usage of biofuels (like ethanol) emit more carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline. According to The Daily Caller:

Researchers analyzed real-world crop data from the Department of Agriculture on crop and biofuel production and compared the amount of CO2 generated relative to fossil fuel production and vehicle emissions. Researchers found that rising biofuel use has resulted in increasing CO2 emissions, even though the programs were justified by claiming ethanol would reduce CO2 emissions.

While funding for the research was provided by the American Petroleum Institute and the University’s Energy Institute, the report’s findings are consistent with three other recent studies that point out similar results, two funded by Finland’s government and the European Union along with another published by an environmental group.

Ethanol was pitched as being a way to reduce the US’ dependence on foreign oil and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. But this manuscript points out that using ethanol has had exactly the opposite effect. Worst part about it, research conducted by scientists by the University of Minnesota notes that ethanol usage not only damages air quality but also increases mortality.

ReasonTV released a video documentary in 2008 discussing ethanol. Its advocates claim that ethanol is a cheap, renewable energy source that reduces pollution and our dependence on foreign oil. It sounds too good to be true–and it is. In addition to being deadly for humans by depreciating air quality, mass starvations and food price increases resulting from ethanol production result that is discussed in the film. In the end, it’s all about killing off humans, folks.