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Old 12-17-2018, 03:02 PM   #841
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A great TED talk from Katharine Hayhoe

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Old 12-17-2018, 03:30 PM   #842
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The land has been cleared.....and now the beginning materials of the Gigfactory 3 in China.

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Old 12-17-2018, 04:41 PM   #843
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Brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is 8 and she is 15 - she speaks for my daughter's generation.

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Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope."
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:06 PM   #844
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A little longer version of her speech where she says some awesome and real truths.

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There are no rules to keep the oil in the ground, so we can do longer save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to be changed.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:39 PM   #845
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"Changing everything in order to change our food system seems like an impossibly big task. But the food system can also be a lever for whole systems change."
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:50 PM   #846
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"Changing everything in order to change our food system seems like an impossibly big task. But the food system can also be a lever for whole systems change."
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Yep, I like the plan and love what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing. One of the rules for the new deal is that no member may have any ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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“When I was a kid, my dad would say an inch of rain was a good rain. That’s just what we needed. Now we get four inches, five inches, six inches in one sustained wet spell that lasts two or three days. I don’t ever remember that as a boy. I’ve never seen the sustained wetness in the land that we have now.
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A decade ago, Oswald was on the fence about climate change.

“At a certain point you just have to look at what’s going on in your own world and try to decide what you think the impacts of that are,” he said
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But he said as climate change bites, farmers are increasingly accepting of the science as they are forced to spend more money on equipment and seeds to maintain current crop yields.

“It’s become almost an annual assault on their ability to produce good crops. So they are now starting to ask questions and I think are listening a little more to what the scientists are saying about the potential future.”
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:41 AM   #847
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Well this is certainly an interesting way to show how EVs are quiet.

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Old 12-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #848
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Crude is trading at about $40 a barrel in the western Texas region that sits atop most of the Permian Basin. At that price, oil is selling for less than the cost of developing new wells, raising concerns for a region that emerged from a bruising downturn just two years ago.
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When you get down below $40 a barrel in the Permian, you are talking about a potential recession in a sector that you probably never ever thought might be prone to a recession in 2019,”
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:40 AM   #849
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Our 2018 Battery Price Survey has found that the volume-weighted average price of a lithium-ion battery pack is $176/kWh - the price has fallen 85% in real terms since 2010 due to tech improvements resulting in higher energy density at the cathode material, cell & pack level.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:51 PM   #850
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Another great interview:

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Old 12-24-2018, 08:33 PM   #851
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Merry Christmas to Tesla and to all a good night!

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:14 PM   #852
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Happy New Year!

Bill McKibben has a new book out in April:



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Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.

Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history -- and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity itself.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:11 AM   #853
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61,394 Model 3 vehicles in Q4 and 15% more than Q3, for a total of 145,846 in 2018. The ramp-up is happening!

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Old 01-04-2019, 09:05 AM   #854
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For those interested in how Tesla designs its cars, this article shows how innovative the company is, which allows them to be the leader in EVs.

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It sure impressed me, and I used to design cooling systems.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:34 PM   #855
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Isaac Asimov on the Greenhouse Effect: 1989

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Old 01-07-2019, 03:41 PM   #856
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Alright, getting closer and closer to justice.

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case in which Exxon Mobil Corp. is trying to stop Massachusetts’s demand for documents from it in a climate change investigation.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:05 PM   #857
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I post this article to show another sign of what is to come.

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Most major oil companies and analysts also believe that by the late 2020s crude oil demand for transportation fuels will stop growing.

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:20 AM   #859
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Well that's a shame.....

This is though:
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Mike Dowd, the state Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Director, said the department reviewed compressor station permits from around the country and scrutinized pollution control technology.

He said the station will “set a new national standard that all future compressor stations will have to meet across the country.”
He thinks more compressors for natural gas will be built in the future, like what, solar, battery, and wind prices are just going to stay what they are today?

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With a current pricetag of $6.5 billion to $7 billion, the pipeline
Seriously!?! Imagine what could have been developed in renewables with that kind of money......
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I post this article to show another sign of what is to come.

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As a result, major refiners are preparing for a petrochemical future of their crude oil refining processes to replace part of their gasoline, diesel, and other distillates production after 2030.

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Saudi Aramco plans to tap the debt market in the second quarter to finance the acquisition of petrochemical giant Sabic, likely issuing its first ever international bond and disclosing its accounts in the process.
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