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

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

10 Essential Facts about the Climate Crisis

  Greenhouse Gases. The atmospheric CO2 concentration in 2020, worldwide, was almost 50% above the pre-industrial concentration (412 ppmv vs 280 ppmv, a 47% increase), the CH4 concentration was almost three times the pre-industrial concentration (1875 ppb vs 675 ppb, a factor of 2.78 increase), and the N2O concentration about 20% larger (330 ppb vs … Read more 10 Essential Facts about the Climate Crisis

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