"Overpopulation isn't a future thing, it's a right now thing. Without the huge energy store of oil the worlds population cannot be sustained. That's why losing farmland to energy seems like madness - we've got more people than we can afford"
Nail on the fucking head John.
Theres too many people on the planet right now for the amount of farmland to sustain without fossil based fertilizers etc , even if they didnt want cars.
Which leaves little room for biofuel.
All these ideas are quite noble and correct etc , but pale into insignificance compared with our total energy demands.
People will look back in hundred years and say:
" so let me get this straight - in the old days to go a mile down the road to get bread and milk you used to take a , um. 'forbyfour' which is a 3 ton lump of metal???"