In the wake of the new studies, a group of 10 of the United States’s most eminent ecologists and environmental biologists today sent a letter to President Bush and the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, urging a reform of biofuels policies. "We write to call your attention to recent research indicating that many anticipated biofuels will actually exacerbate global warming," the letter said.
—The New York Times, 8 February 2008: "Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat"
There should be a mandatory waiting period before preaching to the general populace about what should be done to solve global issues. Just so we don't forget about the little things, like land. Or food. Or the possibility that, by simply failing to do the math reasonably and responsibly, some camps appear willing to slam on the accelerator toward destroying the planet just to pursue things that sound like good ideas to save it. Nothing wrong with going after alternatives, but don't tout them as better when they're actually worse. The environment may not actually be as in love with our ideas as we are.