Deconstructing Electric Vehicles on the Eve of Glasgow COP26

  A lead  human-interest story in the weekend Wheels section of a major Canadian newspaper is about a 2-car family’s transitioning from a hybrid to an EV as they “try to be more sustainable”.  They upgrade their daily car every few years to seek “improvements in fuel efficiency, reliability and technology”.  Electric vehicles (EVs) are … Read more Deconstructing Electric Vehicles on the Eve of Glasgow COP26

Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

  Today we face at least three overlapping, existential crises: militarism, the climate crisis and the collapse of biodiversity. While interrelated in many complex ways, these are separate threats, in that solving one will not eliminate the others. Climate change is certainly exacerbating the decline of species in countless ways. However, stopping climate change (if … Read more Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

Climate preservation with lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries

  Emissions of greenhouse gases by automobile internal combustion engines and thermal electric power plants could be largely eliminated by moving over to wind and solar power sources, with storage provided by lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. This move is partly underway. In 2019, sales of electric cars, nearly all of them powered by lithium-ion batteries, … Read more Climate preservation with lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries

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