Once agian something that the Democrats shot through congress without even reading or thinking about it, at first it caused riots in Mexico over the sharp and sudden increase in torillas, now they are killing the rainforests that they were supposed to be saving. Newsmax.com - Biofuels May Do More Harm Than Good If we run our cars on biofuels produced in the tropics, chances will be good that we are effectively burning rainforests in our gas tanks," warned Holly Gibbs, of Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment. Gibbs studied satellite photos of the tropics from 1980 to 2000 and found that half of new cropland came from intact rainforests and another 30 percent from disturbed forests. "When trees are cut down to make room for new farmland, they are usually burned, sending their stored carbon to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide," Gibbs said. For high-yield crops like sugar cane it would take 40 to 120 years to pay back this carbon debt. For lower yield crops like corn or soybeans it would take 300 to 1,500 years, she told reporters at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "Biofuels have caused alarm because of how quickly production has been growing: Global ethanol production increased by four times and biodiesel by 10 times between 2000 and 2007," Gibbs said. And before PC starts with his NEwsmax cries, the research is out of Stanford the second most liberal college in the US... So even IF global warming was actually true (which we all now know (excpet for the Dems in Congress) that it is not) then Congress' mandte, would actually be making it worse!!