Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Chiasm Stuff

Wow, John Atkinson's been slow too, just like me, but that doesn't mean he isn't doing good work. For instance, check out his Winds of Change energy roundup (with a few links back here -- thankee), as well as some good stuff from Gary Jones, who makes the eminently sensible point about using biomass for fuel that
... it isn't as if we were doing a good job of feeding people now. Nearly 1 in 6 humans is food insecure now, and we expect another 3 billion in coming decades. It isn't yet clear just how we will feed them since it is estimated that to do it all we must double existing food production. It just seems silly to count on growing crops for the express purpose of burning them when people are starving.
"It becomes ever truer that the greatest enemies of the environment are environmentalists," he writes, and I largely agree with him.

The other post I wanted to highlight was this one about "Methane to Markets", a rare Bush win in all the mess that is energy/environment/blah. Rather than vent the stuff into the atmosphere -- where it is a killer greenhouse gas -- the plan is to find ways to get the stuff to market. Sounds like a good idea to me. We're gonna need all we can get.