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Month: August 2019

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is About To Get Messy

Those of us who have followed the electric vehicle market for several years (or, for some of you, decades) can easily get complacent about where the EV revolution is and where it’s headed. We can be lulled into a semi-sleeping state by monthly sales reports, by routinely seeing EV market share of 1–2% in some markets, 5–10% in others, and 50% in Norway. We can be blown away by the Tesla Model 3’s success, while at the same time underestimating what it means

Bird Fair slower thoughts

Yesterday I gave you some quick thoughts on the Bird Fair – here are some slower thoughts. I love the Bird Fair – it’s like an old friend – much loved even with its idiosyncrasies and irritating habits. And I…

Could Tesla Really Get Into The Mining Business?

During Tesla’s most recent shareholder meeting, Elon said the company might get into another line of business — mining. He implied that taking control of the supply chain for the raw minerals used in its batteries might be a necessity as Tesla scales up production and adds more vehicles to its lineup

U.S. Fracking Boom Likely Culprit in Rapid Rise of Global Methane Emissions

The boom in U.S. shale gas and oil production may have ignited a significant global spike in methane emissions blamed for accelerating the pace of the climate crisis, according to research.  Scientists at Cornell University have found that the “chemical…

Chile to Account for Costs of Climate Change in Budget

Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change,  Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources in the world’s top copper producer. The South American…

5 Myths About The Green New Deal (Videos)

It’s still early days for the Green New Deal, a ten-year policy that aims to solve climate change at the pace and scale the crisis demands. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a non-binding resolution to Congress. The goal of the resolution is to lay out the scope of the plan’s ambitions, but the nitty-gritty of the policy details are still to come.  

Amazon is burning to ashes! Fire ash clouds from Amazon’s Bolsonaro supporters man-made fires cover Sao Paulo at 3 PM and TURN THE DAY INTO NIGHT!

RED DOTS ARE MAN-MADE FIRES REGISTERED BY BRAZILIAN FIREFIGHTERS DEPARTMENTS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY Weather scientists say that the weather satellite images show that “THE DAY THAT TURNED INTO NIGHT IN SAO PAULO” was caused by ENORMOUS ASH CLOUDS FROM AMAZON…