Sounds like you and China share the same philosophy.OK, I’m a sceptic. I am well aware that climate change has been accelerated by us humans. However, it is also well known that ultimately, natural climate change will occur and there ain’t nothing stopping that. We are going to have another ice age one day.
My gripe does indeed relate to countries like China. Wtf should we be shafted, when they are currently INCREASING their emissions??
Typical politicians just push the food around the plate. It’s like plastic. Wtf hasn’t it been banned by now if it’s so bad for the planet?
So f@ck it, life’s too short
To what extent does the heat generated during the creation of CO2 during the burning of fossil fuels contribute to the warming of the planet relative to the actual 'greenhouse' effect created by CO2 in the atmosphere?
To take a car as an example, 2/3 of its fuel energy is rejected as heat straight away via the exhaust and cooling systems. Further frictions create more heat. If only the associated CO2 was released without the heat, would the atmosphere be less warm - and by how much?
It might be more than we realise. Think of the power used to punt a 2 ton car up the road. Twice that again is squandered as heat from the engine alone.Interesting question. My gut feeling is that the sun's energy is far more powerful than whatever heat cars generate, and even a tiny increase in the amount that gets through the atmosphere will be far more significant. But I don't know.
What I find somewhat terrifying is that there are quite a lot of folk who seem to genuinely believe the earth is flat......And a percentage of them deny what happened back then.
It is an interesting question isn't it!Interesting question. My gut feeling is that the sun's energy is far more powerful than whatever heat cars generate, and even a tiny increase in the amount that gets through the atmosphere will be far more significant. But I don't know.
Do these countries have functioning social credit systems like China which reward or punish any interactions they have visibility of? If they do then in time they will fail.
No; people will be complaining about the exploitation of people and land to harvest elements for their batteries in Africa; realising that the un-recyclable used battery mountain is ludicrously large; realising that the overall CO2 emissions from an EV car over its life are little different from an efficient ICE car; realising that the move to EV cars actually makes very little difference to climate change; bemoaning the lack of charging infrastructure STILL; cursing the government who will be taxing EV cars to compensate for lost ICE car tax; having to deal with increased electricity charges due to the hugely increased electricity demands from EV cars and the consequent inability of the grid to supply enough power for everyone's EV cars, partly due to over reliance on unpredictable renewables. Maybe? Maybe not?Question. Will these forums become redundant when we’re all driving around in EVs?