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Biofuels’ unbalanced equations: Misleading statistics, networked knowledge and measured parameters: Part 2. Networks, consensus and power

Showers, Kate B.

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The independence of claims that biofuels can mitigate climate change is assessed using environmental history. The development of professional and institutional networks that produced both energy demand models and soil, land and terrain databases and models is traced, and the acquisition of significant unacknowledged social power is examined. Data literacy’s critical perspective identified sources of embedded distortions, unacknowledged bias and inherent weaknesses. Claims of the robustness,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorShowers, Kate B.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T02:47:06Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T02:47:06Z
dc.identifier.issn22053204
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/202890
dc.description.abstractThe independence of claims that biofuels can mitigate climate change is assessed using environmental history. The development of professional and institutional networks that produced both energy demand models and soil, land and terrain databases and models is traced, and the acquisition of significant unacknowledged social power is examined. Data literacy’s critical perspective identified sources of embedded distortions, unacknowledged bias and inherent weaknesses. Claims of the robustness, accuracy, objectivity and originality of globalised analyses in general, and global biofuels projections in particular, are challenged. The effectiveness of policy based upon these results is discussed.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceInternational Review of Environmental History
dc.titleBiofuels’ unbalanced equations: Misleading statistics, networked knowledge and measured parameters: Part 2. Networks, consensus and power
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume5
dc.date.issued2019-11
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage41
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage65
local.identifier.doi10.22459/IREH.05.02.2019.02
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND; creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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