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Old 05-19-2018, 03:26 PM   #1779 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
This is my big emphasis right now. to help people understand that we have been greenwashed by under informed people and media as to the scale of our dilemma and complete reliance on super dense liquid fuel to feed the world and transport all of our stuff (made with carbon intense industry) that keeps the economy from crashing. The sooner we realize and accept that there is no techno salvation coming at that scale, the sooner we can start trying to make wiser decisions as to how to let down more gracefully.
If climate change is still the topic,then the climatologists are saying that we can't afford to burn it.And we need to remove some of what's already in the atmosphere.
In two years,the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 will be available.Over it's 20-year pack life it will save the owner over $35,000 in fuel savings.It has the potential of zero carbon with nukes,wind,solar,hydro,currents,tidal,pumped-storage,geothermal,etc..
Internal combustion will never achieve the BSFC of an electric motor.
Your Case, New Holland,Massey,or John Deere will run fine on energy-dense bio-fuels.So will mining equipment.
Trains can be electrified and run on catenary lines.Trams.Buses are already being electrified.18-Wheelers.
Air travel is the filthiest way to get around.Perhaps there will be some patriots to step forward and fall on their sword.
Thirty years ago we might have had the luxury of some more options.It's a dicey situation.
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