Well, who doesn’t see this crap coming from miles away?
This is just more proof ecotards don’t give a damn about ecology or nature. They care about controlling the populace.
The orang-utan population of Indonesia is being driven to the brink of extinction thanks to the massive deforestation underway to satisfy the rapidly growing demand for palm oil as a biofuel. Some scientists estimate that as many as 95 percent of the orang-utans native to Sumatra have already been wiped out. ….
You can read the whole article at the link above, but, here’s a couple of gems …..
In amongst the Leuser ecosystem sits the Tripa peat swamp forest, one of three such forests in Leuser. All three are prime orang-utan habitat, as well as being home to a number of other rare species. Twenty five years ago there were 3,000 orang-utans living in the 232 square miles of rainforest. Today, only 200 survive.
But although the Telegraph reports that much of the forest has been cleared to satisfy the west’s growing demand for palm oil, they don’t mention that one of the key drivers for the increase in palm oil use is the EU’s insistence on using biofuels – including biodiesel made from palm oil – to fulfill it’s climate change targets.
Between 2006 and 2012, demand for palm oil as a biofuel increase nearly five fold. The International Institute for Sustainable Development looked at the role of EU biofuels subsidies in driving palm oil production, and found that “the additional demand can be linked primarily to the growth of biodiesel production, which has been stimulated by government policies. IISD estimates the value of the government support to biodiesel in the EU was in the range of €4.6 billion to €5.6 billion in 2011.”
“If no policy change occurs, by 2020 the EU biodiesel sector will consume around 2.6 – 2.7 million tonnes of palm oil, or 40 percent more than in 2012.” ….
… Not only is this a problem for the orang-utans, it’s also a massive own-goal in terms of cutting carbon emissions as deforestation and the destruction of peat habitats adds greatly to carbon emissions. Indonesia is now said to be the world’s third largest emitter of carbon after China and the USA …….
Beautiful. The pinheads who cry the most about deforestation, extinction, habitat, atmospheric CO2, etc …. is causing deforestation, extinction, habitat loss, and increases atmospheric CO2. They’re actually paying ….. okay, well, they’re not paying, but, they are causing other people (many who oppose their idiotic initiatives) to pay for the mess they’re creating.