The agricultural ethics of biofuels: climate ethics and mitigation arguments

@inproceedings{Thompson2012TheAE,
  title={The agricultural ethics of biofuels: climate ethics and mitigation arguments},
  author={Paul B. Thompson},
  booktitle={Poiesis & Praxis},
  year={2012}
}
An environmental, climate mitigation rationale for research and development (R&D) on liquid transportation fuels derived from plants emerged among many scientists and engineers during the last decade. However, between 2006 and 2010, this climate ethic for pursuing biofuel became politically entangled and conceptually confused with rationales for encouraging greater use of plant-based ethanol that were both unconnected to climate ethics and potentially in conflict with the value-commitments… CONTINUE READING