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Should corn ethanol be emphasized in the fight against global warming?

  • Its just food

    I agree that corn ethanol should be emphasized because it is easy to make. Enough with global warming already! The global warming hysteria is getting way out of control and is becoming utterly ridiculous. However, using corn ethanol would be a better choice. Corn is easy to produce and it cheaper than gasoline. When using corn, you are also keeping the atmosphere cleaner, causing less pollution. Corn is such a cheap natural resource that can be used in a multitude of many areas. Corn can be used as a natural fuel then we should invest in that technology. To combat global warming we really have to tap in to our own natural resources and find different ways of using everyday products. No one product is the sole solution it a multitude of thing that need to be done

  • Cause it food not lives

    Agree think that corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming, corn is a great product that has many uses. Corn is such a cheap natural resource that can be used in a multitude of many areas. Corn can be used as a natural fuel then we should invest in that technology. To combat global warming we really have to tap in to our own natural resources and find different ways of using everyday products. No one product is the sole solution it a multitude of thing that need to be done

  • It seems plausible that this technology should be developed, given its advantages.

    It corn ethanol provides an efficient and cost-effective fuel source, in addition to reducing the carbon footprint of industrialized nations, it should definitely be developed. Furthermore, I can fathom no reason why this technology should be ignored. I see no adverse side effects of this technology. As the USA makes use of intensive agricultural, this resource is a surplus as it is.

    Posted by: AboriginalKing28
  • I do think as a widely accessible and cleaner burning fuel alternative, ethanol should be emphasized as a means of fighting global warming.

    The promotion of ethanol just makes sense; not only as a means of fighting global warming through reduced emissions but in America especially where they have the largest supply of ethanol and are already struggling with the high cost of gasoline. Since most new cars can safely run on ethanol, making the switch seems like an obvious option.

    Posted by: ToughEfrain26
  • I believe corn ethanol is one of several steps that should be taken to stop global warming.

    Although I do not believe switching from gasoline to corn ethanol is enough to stop global warming entirely, I think finding and utilizing reliable alternative energy sources is a very important part of the process. Realistically, a solution to global warming would require a greater change in lifestyle and habits. Relying less on automobiles for transportation, or becoming more conscious about our use of natural resources, would also be beneficial.

    Posted by: Babooshka
  • Reducing the emphasis on fossil and foreign oil would benefit the U.S.

    Corn has been proven to be a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Ethanol burns cleaner, is cheaper to produce, and fuels our local economies. Having the ability to do something to protect our environment and not doing it is ridiculous. Auto manufactures should be forced to eliminate their dependency of fossil fuels in the very near future and produce more economical and environmentally friendly vehicles.

    Posted by: Ment0n3
  • Corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming as well as an all around efficient energy source.

    Corn farming is already subsidized by the government. Instead of shipping out corn production overseas, corn products could be used and converted to ethanol as an alternative to the polluting sources such as gasoline from oil refineries. Our dependence on foreign oil has got to be reduced drastically and eventually eliminated. Other sources of energy need to be implemented. Corn ethanol is a good renewable source of alternative energy.

    Posted by: ArvL0v3r
  • Corn ethanol will help protect the earth.

    Global warming is caused by the pollution of the air. Corn ethanol offers an alternative to gas and oil. It burns clear and is relatively easy to produce. Once factories are set up, corn ethanol may even be cheaper that gas. It is an all natural alternative to gas. It comes from corn.

    Posted by: C0rn4Gamer
  • Corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming.

    Corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming. It's not the only answer, nor a very practical solution, but it's a good example of how alternatives can help alleviate some of the problems of fossil fuel emissions. It's renewable and "green," even if it won't cure of dependence on oil.

    Posted by: H0bi3Invader
  • I agree that corn ethanol should be emphasized because it is easy to make.

    Enough with global warming already! The global warming hysteria is getting way out of control and is becoming utterly ridiculous. However, using corn ethanol would be a better choice. Corn is easy to produce and it cheaper than gasoline. When using corn, you are also keeping the atmosphere cleaner, causing less pollution.

    Posted by: R4PTyba
  • Cause it food not lives

    Agree think that corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming, corn is a great product that has many uses. Corn is such a cheap natural resource that can be used in a multitude of many areas. Corn can be used as a natural fuel then we should invest in that technology. To combat global warming we really have to tap in to our own natural resources and find different ways of using everyday products. No one product is the sole solution it a multitude of thing that need to be done

  • No I don't

    Because it can be just as bad a gasoline and it wouldn't be as good as finding another way to get energy without hurting the environment. I am sure we can find another way to help without using ethanol and hurting the environment. So no I don't think that ethanol should be used.

  • Corn ethanol has had more bad side effects than good ones.

    Corn ethanol does not help global warming. It takes more energy to produce the corn to make the fuel than it would to simply use oil. Using corn for fuel raises food prices worldwide. There is more harm done to engines by using ethanol, and there is harm done to fuel storage tanks. Overall ethanol is a loser.

    Posted by: ddeathnote
  • No, because ethanol is not as "green" as people make it out to be.

    Ethanol may seem greener than traditional gasoline, but people often forget that the corn takes up a huge amount of land and has to be grown, then turned into the fuel. Ethanol also doesn't get near the fuel economy that traditional gasoline gets. Other alternative energy, such as hydrogen, would be much better than pushing ethanol.

    Posted by: R04chGrov
  • Corn ethanol should not be emphasized in the fight against global warming, because recent studies show that corn ethanol has a larger carbon footprint than fossil fuel.

    Corn ethanol should not be emphasized in the fight against global warming, because recent studies show that corn ethanol has a larger carbon footprint than fossil fuel. The facts supporting man-made global warming are shaky at best, so, any corn ethanol contribution would be questionable. Finally, diverting corn to ethanol production increases the price of food.

    Posted by: jackprague94
  • Completely clean energy such as solar, wind, and water power should be emphasized.

    While corn ethanol may be a cleaner alternative to petroleum for use as a power source, it doesn't match better, cleaner alternatives. The use of solar power, wind power, and water power will greatly exceed in value the use of corn ethanol. Also, using corn ethanol as an alternative power source causes more farming land to be used for non-food production, thus increasing the cost of food and becoming detrimental to society in general.

    Posted by: MariaR
  • The use of corn ethanol should not be emphasized in the fight against global warming, because it also has negative effects on the environment.

    A quick shallow look at the use of corn ethanol as a tool to help combat and retard global warming may seem positive. However, the encouragement and push to use this product actually has negative effects on the climate. To meet the needs of ethanol production, vast amounts of corn must be grown. To accomplish this end, huge amounts of petroleum are consumed, for fertilizer, transportation, planting, harvesting, production processes and other ancillary acts. This use of petroleum products, and the resulting release of carbon into the atmosphere, has a negative result.

    Posted by: FLindsay
  • Corn ethanol is a costly and ineffective weapon in the effort to reduce global warming.

    Proponents of corn ethanol mislead us when they present it as a tool in the fight against global warming. To view corn ethanol as a renewable fuel, one has to ignore the considerable amounts of fossil energy expended to produce fertilizer, grow and harvest the corn, process the corn into ethanol, and deliver the ethanol to service stations. The result is little to no net reduction in carbon emissions. Even if there is some small benefit, it comes at very high cost. There would be almost no corn ethanol production in the US without subsidies for corn production and the substantial subsidies for ethanol fuel production. That money could be spent on technologies that provide far greater emissions reduction per dollar.

    Posted by: LuciaL
  • I don't believe corn ethanol should be used in the fight against global warming because of the cost and the fallacy of global warming in general.

    I do not believe that corn ethanol should be emphasized in the fight against global warming because I think it would be much more costly than oil/gas is currently and I don't actually believe global warming is happening. I think natural gas would be a good alternative instead of corn ethanol and I hate the idea of using food for fuel.

    Posted by: MycCra2ii
  • It takes more energy to produce corn ethanol than ethanol produces energy.

    Using corn to produce ethanol is not a good idea because it uses more energy to create corn based ethanol than corn based ethanol actual produces. This does nothing to help in the fight against Global Warming because it is counter productive to make fuel out of something that it costs more to produce than it is worth.

    Posted by: R3ubHockey

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