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2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock

Ourworldindata.org quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-09-19 BEVs v. ICEVs Emissions Using Corrected Data

A study ised outdated incorrect data to conclude that BEVs were not as low emissions as diesel vehicles. Study corrected battery data and reversed that conclusion. https://www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-how-electric-vehicles-help-to-tackle-climate-change

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2021-09-18 Land Care Robot Electrifies Tasks

This ad popped up and I had to watch this little workhorse do its jobs. It gave me several thoughts of what it could be used for. It even can work in the dark and in the rain. It said that it’s 64 HP and $14,800.00. When I was a kid, I remember seeing articles

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2021-09-08 Wind, Solar More Scaleable in China

In this article the author assesses the statuses of wind, solar and nuclear in China. https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/05/a-decade-of-wind-solar-nuclear-in-china-shows-clear-scalability-winners/

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2021-09-01 Global Warming And Extreme Sea Levels

Looks bad. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01127-1

2021-08-31 US Electric Generation Sources

Electric generation in the US, 2020. This chart doesn’t tell the whole story. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/road-to-decarbonization-united-states-electricity-mix/

2021-08-28 1 MW Solar Array

This 5+ min. mostly drone aerial video is on YouTube. This is in Greece. There are 54 panels per group. There are 56 groups, for 3024 panels total. The power is 330 watts per panel, for 17.82 kW per group. https://youtu.be/0mrBRPYjxzw

2021-08-22 Housing Complaints Should Be Jobs Complaints

This video complains about how the zoning restrictions prevent millennials from buying affordable housing. That’s not the way I see it. https://youtu.be/0Flsg_mzG-M My comment: I’m a boomer and I faced the same problem for forty years. This is nothing new. Here a few miles from Disneyland the housing prices rose faster than a single income

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2021-08-16 Musk On Carbon Tax, Solar Power

This is a 12 minute lecture by Elon Musk on why the world must have a system to disincentivize the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are adding CO2 to the atmosphere, which is disrupting the natural carbon dioxide cycle that has existed for millions of years. The burning of fossil fuels must be stopped

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2021-08-07 Electricity Generated By State

Article graphs EIA reports on electricity generated by state. “Small scale solar” is supposed to include rooftop solar. California comes out far ahead with solar. Texas is far ahead with wind. What must be done is get those many lagging states to convert away from coal and to renewables. Some states have very little wind

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