It seems biofuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol made from plant matter, are at it again causing a stir to the carbon dioxide debate. From the article:
Contrary to popular belief, the heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas emitted when biofuels are burned is not fully balanced by the CO2 uptake that occurs as the plants grow, according to a study by research professor John DeCicco and co-authors at the U-M Energy Institute.
The study, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture crop-production data, shows that during the period when U.S. biofuel production rapidly ramped up, the increased carbon dioxide uptake by the crops was only enough to offset 37 percent of the CO2 emissions due to biofuel combustion.
The researchers conclude that rising biofuel use has been associated with a net increase—rather than a net decrease, as many have claimed—in the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. The findings are scheduled to be published online Aug. 25 in the journal Climatic Change.
Well we can't wait for the outcome of those findings. We find ourselves in remorse that the study will not include uptake of Glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) by the crops, and the effect of that on all the children consuming the industrial food produced from said crops. We must remember, Co2 is the culprit here, not the endless chemicals we spray into our food chain.