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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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Ocean Coastal Real Estate Values Starting to Plummet

Ocean Coastal Real Estate Values Starting to Plummet

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal came with a supplement magazine.  When I opened it up I saw a couple of ads for private islands for sale.  The properties looked serene and gorgeous surrounded by crystal blue water.  The two I glanced at were priced at over $15,000,000.  I said to myself, who in their right mind would pay a penny for one of…

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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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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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The Enormous Impact of Melting Ice

The Enormous Impact of Melting Ice

There is so much quotable news in the article below I don’t know where to start.  Basically, this piece consolidates many of the warnings I’ve been writing about forever.  The main points: A warming planet will melt glaciers and ice sheets around the world. This will lead to sea level rise that will put costal communities in grave danger in a multitude of ways. Changing…

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DANGER: Four Times the Rate Previously Thought

DANGER: Four Times the Rate Previously Thought

  The data from scientists just gets scarier and scarier.  Despite the fact that you may look out your window and not see much change in your immediate landscape, massive changes are happening around the globe that are already having a significant impact on our planet and many other people around the globe are already feeling the pain.  The recent…

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Two Updates: Australia Heat and Pentagon Warning

Two Updates: Australia Heat and Pentagon Warning

In my last two posts (http://franklytalking.com/6049-2/  &  http://franklytalking.com/climate-change-costs-allstate-3-billion-in-9-days/)  one was about record breaking heat in Australia and the other referenced “Our own Pentagon has sited climate change as the biggest threat to the planet and peace”.  In the last couple of days, two additional articles have been published which relate to these two posts and reiterate the point.   First is a new…

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