I can’t believe I didn’t post about this back in 2016 when I was following it, getting updates often and hoping for the success of the voyage. http://www.seacharger.com/ SeaCharger completed its voyage from California to Hawaii on July 22, 2016! Distance: 2413 miles Time at sea: 41.4 days Average speed: 58.3 miles per day, 2.43 … [Read more…]
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…]
Ghent authorities threaten to impound noisy vehicles, as residents protest about engines and exhausts
Charles H. Loeb defied the American military’s denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed. In the New York Times today is an account of the work of Charles Loeb, an American war correspondent in the Pacific in World War II.
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