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Can We Develop DAC (Direct Air Capture) Technology to Help Save the Planet?  Not Without Help

Can We Develop DAC (Direct Air Capture) Technology to Help Save the Planet? Not Without Help

In my last post the other day I wrote about how a new method of producing concrete has the potential of removing massive amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere if adopted as the only way of cement production on a world wide scale.  It is becoming increasingly certain that to keep the climate from destroying our way of life we not only need…

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Can Concrete Actually Save The Planet??

Can Concrete Actually Save The Planet??

For many years I’ve been hearing about schemes to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.  I always thought they were nuts. Rube Goldberg type of stuff. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg) Since the Paris Climate Accord I’ve been hearing some prominent scientists saying that unless we find ways to suck CO2 out of the air there is no practical way that we are going to keep…

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10 Times Faster

10 Times Faster

Just as technology that will accelerate the transition to a carbon emissions free future is developing more rapidly than most experts could imagine even five years ago it turns out that we are shooting at a moving target.  We need to develop and adopt solutions much more quickly than thought necessary because our planet’s climate is deteriorating materially more rapidly than we conceived.  This is…

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Faster Than You Can Go to the Restroom and Buy a Slurpee

Faster Than You Can Go to the Restroom and Buy a Slurpee

In my last post I wrote about the cost of battery technology dropping dramatically and faster and faster.  So now I want to address the other big barrier to EV adaptation and that is speed of charging.  Due out this year is a car that will charge 60 miles in 4 minutes.  That’s 360 miles in 24 minutes.  OK.  Yea, it’s a Porsche…

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Faster and Faster

Faster and Faster

Following up on my last posting about the fuel economy standards that the Trump Administration is attempting to reduce, I want to remind you of another theme that I have harped on for years:  that technology is progressing, and going to continue to do so, much more rapidly than “conventional wisdom” perpetrated by mainstream sources would have you believe.  Battery capacity, size, price…

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10 Months Later the Story’s Still the Same: Trump is Irrelevant

10 Months Later the Story’s Still the Same: Trump is Irrelevant

Last June after the Trump Administration announced that is was going to roll back the Obama era fuel economy standards I told you not to worry about that.  Here’s the link to that posting.  Don’t Fret CAFE Rollbacks 10 months later the message is still the same and what I said then is being reiterated again now…   “”It’s a global…

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Ringing The Alarm Bell NOW

Ringing The Alarm Bell NOW

I know.  I know.  I keep sending you articles about extreme weather and its consequences.  It’s because it’s my perception that most people, especially those in the US, haven’t yet come to grips with how bad the circumstances are that we are already experiencing around the planet due to the increased heat in the atmosphere .  And, therefore, how much worse it is…

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The World’s Driest Desert is Flooding

The World’s Driest Desert is Flooding

If you are still thinking that extreme weather from a warming planet is still years away and that we have time to react, you’d better start paying attention to what is already happening all over the globe.  It’s time to listen carefully to the scientists and start making dramatic changes NOW before things get really out of hand or we move past…

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Hindu Kush Himalayan Region is Important Too

Hindu Kush Himalayan Region is Important Too

In the last article I sent out it mentions the world’s ‘Third Pole”.  That region is the Hindu Kush Himalayan mountains.  And a warmer climate is melting it as well.   “Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, which spans eight countries in South Asia from Afghanistan to Myanmar, could lose more than a third of their volume by the end…

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