• May 5, 2008
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Running diesel vehicles on biofuels is a good thing, right? Not always, according to Greenpeace Argentina. It seems that the export of soybeans from Argentina is causing more pollution than was initially estimated. Also, too much of Argentina's native forests are being mowed down for the soybeans. These issues are in stark contrast with two of Greenpeace's stated charters: (1) catalyzing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change and (2) supporting sustainable agriculture by encouraging socially and ecologically responsible farming practices.

No Greenpeace protest would be complete without some sort of outlandish stunt, and this one follows suit. Because most of the Argentinian biodiesel goes to Germany, a Mercedes-Benz M-Class and a Porsche Cayenne were made to look like bulldozers by men and women wielding German flags. The two SUV's were surrounded by fake tree stumps. Once again, Greenpeace has done an admirable job of catching plenty of attention. Whether the group's wacky efforts have any effect, though, is another matter entirely.


[Source: Argentina Auto Blog - translated]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Unless they can provide a useful alternative or plan of action that is capable stfu. "They have cars that run on water mannn!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, now that you mention it Greenpeace, a Cayenne Turbo would make a pretty badass snowplow. Thanks for the inspiration!
      • 6 Years Ago
      +1
      LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      Last week they probably advocated for bio fuels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...and Porsche said I couldn't put a plow on my cayenne. :-/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are you truly so dense as to infer that Greenpeace means to catalyze an energy revolution by condoning the creation of more pollution than they deem responsible? Further, sustainable agriculture doesn't include tearing up native forests to make way for soybean fields.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But the Cayenne isn't a diesel... doesn't make any sense...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's funny when I see people for other countries complain about Cayennes, M -Classes, and X5's. come to the U.S when we have stretched Escadales and Lincoln Navigators sold as family cars! i know their gas mileage isn't that much worse than the aforementioned SUVs, ( my dad's X5 gets 14 mpg) but still, just the blatant disregard for even LOOKING like you care about the planet is enough for every other country in the world to hate us even more! Well, at least in America we Hollywood-ize the Toyota Prius
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh please. The only reason other countries tend to have smaller more fuel efficient vehicles is because they have smaller roads and inflated gas prices.

        If american communities weren't built around the car and gas prices were $8.00 a gallon we wouldn't have many SUVs or large vehicles either.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they fully functioning, or is this just a half-assed attempt at being cute? If your going to do something, no matter how outlandish, you need to do it right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone else smell petchouli oil?

      Greenpeace people are those who DO bogart the joint (my friend), then claim they just quit smoking last week for health reasons.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Not only do biofuels catalyze the destruction of forests and create more pollution, they also inflate global food prices by encouraging farmers to abandon food crops in pursuit of this subsidized madness and the world's poor starves to death because someone wants green-cred when driving their flex fuel suburban...
      • 6 Years Ago
      so freaking lame. How'd they get ahold of those 2 SUV's anyways? Seems like they'd be too much for a hippie to afford.
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