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FoS Response to Environment Canada's CO2 Emissions Reduction Plan

Friends of Science responds to Environment Canada's plan to restrict carbon dioxide from coal-fired electric generation plants at a cost to Canadians of $8.2 billion. FoS presents strong evidence that the climate sensitivity of CO2 emissions is one-sixth of the IPCC estimate. We show that a small warming effect of greenhouse gas emissions, about 0.5 C in 200 years, causes a social benefit, rather than a social cost. CO2 emissions also increase crop yields.



Biofuel Policies Increase Death and Disease

A study by Dr. Indur Goklany (2011) concluded that biofuel policies caused 192,000 excess deaths from malnutrition and poverty in the developing world in 2010. Increased biofuel production driven by government policy to retard climate change has contributed to increases in global food prices, causing increased malnutrition and poverty.



Global Warming Fraud Creates Third World Food Crisis

A "mad rush to biofuels" is causing a third world food supply crisis and mass starvation. A whopping 6.5 percent of the world's grain has been stripped from the global food supply to produce methanol for cars. Governments provide subsidies to produce ethanol in the mistaken belief that CO2 will cause serious climate change. But satellite data shows that CO2 has little or no effect on the out-going radiation to space, so it is not significant cause of climate change.



Why Wind Won't Work

This submission to the Australian Senate shows that wind power is extremely expensive, requires a huge land footprint, is very intermittent and requires 100% power backup. Windmills are also very dangerous to both workman people living near them. Windmills kills many thousands of birds and bats annually. Windmills are very unlikely to cause any reduction in CO2 emissions and will not affect climate.



Killing Biofuels

Biofuels make no sense in terms of energy policy, neither environmentally nor economically. In the US 25% of the corn crop is turned into ethanol to fuel automobiles due to generous subsidies, despite the negative impact on food production and land use. Biofuels pollute more than the fossil fuels they are supposed to replace. Congress has capped corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons by 2015 in order to promote development of "cellulosic" ethanol from farm and forest wastes. However, the cellulosic program faces technological difficulties, and its product costs the equivalent of $120/barrel, which is much greater than the cost of oil.




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