A NYT guest essay with some interesting and sobering facts on the current state of global battery technology. By Steve LeVine – Mr. LeVine is editor of The Electric, a publication focused on batteries and electric vehicles. His most recent book is “The Powerhouse: America, China and the Great Battery War.”
Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Author: Rebecca Lindsey August 14, 2020 The summary:
On CLIMATE.GOV, a blog from July 2, 2021 on this year’s ENSO and the August 2021 update. (ENSO = El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the whole El Niño and La Niña system) with this disclaimer: Ideas and explanations found in these posts should be attributed to the ENSO blog team, and not to NOAA (the agency) itself. … [Read more…]
In the Atlantic, James Fallows reports on the Ancient Rome and Modern American analogies. Now, chapter four: crossing the Rubicon. Schnurer argues that this is more than just a familiar phrase. And he says that a U.S. Rubicon moment is in view—which would be triggered by a possible indictment of Donald Trump. At the end … [Read more…]
In today’s Guardian, an article about the recent spate of encounters between small sail boats and Orca’s off the coast of Spain.
Over on spaceweather.com is this interesting recap of the impact of Starfish Prime, a 1962 low orbit nuclear test.
In the Guardian, Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction, A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news
In a Washington Post obituary, accomplishments and life of Dr. Paul Auerbach, pioneer of wilderness and disaster medicine, are detailed. Even with his extensive training in medical emergencies, Dr. Auerbach was unprepared for the devastation he encountered when he volunteered to travel to Haiti to care for victims of the earthquake that struck the Caribbean … [Read more…]
The Democrat blocking progressive change is beholden to big oil. Surprised? The Guardian – Alex Kotch 20-JUL-2021 Joe Manchin owns millions of dollars in coal stock, founded an energy firm and Exxon lobbyists brag about their access to him. Republicans fund raise on his behalf
On IEEE Spectrum – a discussion on the Resource Curse Are Fossil Fuels Impoverishing Middle America? IEEE Spectrum 12-MAY-2021 In our analysis, what we have basically found is that for that entire region (Appalachia) — which has a population of almost a million people, if you aggregate all of the counties—we can only see evidence … [Read more…]