VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.
VOICE: A series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.
GLENN: Yes, that's right. Let's fix reason firmly in her seat and look at science now and especially you dummies that are just clinging to your -- have you cleaned enough guns this weekend? Here we go. Let's try to put science back into place.
Do you remember the phrase heaped on ethanol when it first started being talked about as an alternative fuel source? Remember? Renewable. It reduces pollution, it's cheaper than regular gasoline. We'll all be thinner because we're burning food to make it. Do you remember all of those? Yeah, here's the latest installment of the ethanol debate. "Wait a minute, we're debating? I thought all the debates were settled and they were settled when they were settled. You know what I'm saying?" Uh-huh. Here's the latest on the ethanol debate over the emissions impact of corn-based ethanol. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and other institutions found that corn ethanol is worse for health and the environment than regular gasoline and far worse than cellulosic ethanol. Let me restate: Ethanol not only burns up our food supply, it's worse for the climate and environment than regular old gasoline. Gee, who would have seen this one coming, you Bible-toting freak. I believe I was told by the scientists that ethanol was our path to energy independence. It wasn't the scientists, it was the government officials using the scientists. "I was assured we had go reason to burn our food." I don't understand it now. I guess that's why I'll never have a study published in the National Academy of Sciences like this article was. The study looked at various types of fuels, climate and health costs defined as a combination of health costs from the emission of fine particulate matter and climate costs from issues, litigation, carbon capture and the damage from sea level rise. Well, the findings identified corn ethanol, corn, the main feed stock produced in the United States as more costly than cellulosic ethanol or even regular gasoline. So as it stands now, ethanol is considered by scientists to be costly and bad, worse than gasoline. But stay tuned to this science channel because you never know when a new more exciting study will be released, disproving everything the scientists told us in this last study where they were just quoting somebody in the first study. It just never ends.
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