The blogosphere is alive with talk about Al Gore's new 100 foot house boat the BS1. The environmental credentials of the craft include the fact that it runs on bio-fuels.
This is bad news for our friends in developing countries who would prefer that the plants used in the production of fuel were used to produce food. So by using bio-fuel, Al is helping to increase poverty in places like India. Frankly, the poorest people in the world would be better off if he let off some steam in a fuel injected Hummer all weekend. This is not to mention the range of other operational problems that bio-diesel brings to the party.
But for those of you who care about people, there's good news. The fuel in bio-fuel doesn't actually contain much bio-fuel - in fact, as little as 10 per cent - meaning that even when his boat is supposedly running on eco-friendly Indian-starving bio-fuel, as much as 90 per cent will be regular Gaia-raping diesel.
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