Cheers Sir Richard Branson!

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  1. Debra Dunaway

    Debra Dunaway Active Member

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    The world thanks you!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    What for??
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Which means more land converted from wild land, nature reserves, etc., to low biodiversity cropland to satisfy human desires.

    I'm very far from convinced this is a good thing.
     
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    Well, it's a step in the right direction. It made the news and people watch it thus heightening awareness.. you responded right..promotes discussion and awareness of the issues.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Seems my scepticism is well founded . . .

    Editorial comment from the latest issue of New Scientist:

     
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    But in the context of greenhouse gas reduction, what is important is what proportion of the biomass needed to produce and deliver the fuel is fossil fuel. The amount of fossil fuel needed to produce and deliver gasoline is double the amount that would be needed for a similar BTU quantity of corn starch ethanol.
     
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    Heard the other day that aircraft are very big contributors to poluting the earth, particularly the night flights. Does Sir Richard look at his aircraft emissions?
    Margaret
     

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