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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Those chilly EV dudes are precious. Excuse me while I laboriously winch my jaw back up from the floor.

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Yes, they're adorable, like the lady that tested an EV with solar panels for recharging in the desert...

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Thank your husband for the quote: “And he drove five miles before the battery died, right?”. I needed a laugh today

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Does your hubby have a degree in battery science, or is it by injection?

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Nom but he's a born engineer - he understands the stuff. And it's a common area of interest for both of us.

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I'll pass this along. :)

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Was hoping you’d write about this 😆 ... always a fun read!

Here’s our quick take on “new denial” in case you’re interested! https://energymatters.substack.com/p/solutions-denialism

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How could I miss the opportunity? :D

Your piece is great, excellent points!

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Ev Batteries don't like heat either . They lose charge quickly. In remote Western Australia make sure you pack lot water and an EPIRB

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They don't like any extremes, it seems.

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I’m not sure if it’s bad form to link other work here. If so, just let me know Irina.

Here’s my somewhat abstract take on the zombies:

https://open.substack.com/pub/hughjames/p/why-we-are-wrong?r=1gmdij&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Other work is always very welcome, Hugh, thanks for the link! This was really eye-opening. Disturbing, too. I hadn't considered this aspect of zombiism -- distancing yourself from any atrocities or even just injustices you are committing through language. Fascinating area.

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Could we get a certificate printed up for people that understand this very complex statement?

FANTASTIC post! 👍

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A seal of basic reasoning mastery? Yes, let's do that!

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Like the movie zombies, the climate zombies are only frightening the children and weak minded now. Most adults have seen the results and are starting to realize the folly. Bullshit can’t triumph over physics, thermodynamics and economics forever. The end is coming, and desperation is setting it. You are correct. At least I hope so!

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How EVs make sense in Canada and Chicago: 1. If your commute is only 5 miles. 2. If you have a home charger so you won't have to find a charger that's working and where there are no lines. 3. If you have another, gas or diesel-fired vehicle for backup. 4. If you have a gas, propane, or diesel generator for backup during power outages so you can still charge your EV (if you really want to)

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

While there may be a finite amount of resources like oil or gas, it appears the one truly infinite thing is the stupidity of the transitioners. Loved the quotes about how EVs are always on

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Sad but true, alas.

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

Idiocy and well, just this week Catherine McKenna, whose initials could also stand for Climate Moron, the former Canadian Environment Minister, was lambasting the world about the horrific damage wrought on Canada and Canadians by the dreaded climate change induced fires. And then,as in the vast majority of our fires, the truth comes out. The largest fire in Nova Scotia history occurred last year, an event where climateers screamed "end of world" as they wrung their hands, flailing, then falling to the ground to beg forgiveness of Mother Earth. IT WAS A PERSON WITH A MATCH. I believe we need a dark tunnel that only climateers are drawn into, with promises of net zero on the other end, that closes behind them and makes them all disappear into the ether. :)

https://twitter.com/globalnews/status/1747986802139377958?s=03

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Just like a few years ago when "Australia was burning" more than 100 arrests were made for arsony... It beggars belief, this degree of hypocrisy.

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

There is no transition but a growing shift in thinking the greenies are truly insane. And that causes head banging by the leftists. Let’s hope they keep banging their heads until no longer able to function - uh oh . . . They are already there!

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

One thing I struggle with is that we can't solve the problem of climate change without having real conversations about what is possible and what simply...isn't.

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I can't accept this, either. "The science is settled". No, it isn't.

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Jan 19Liked by Irina Slav

Them: A giant asteroid is going to hit the Earth!

Me: Wow! Are you sure?

Them: Trust us we are experts. And we used science and modeling to show this is true. Are you a science denier?

Me: No, just asking. Okay, how do we stop it? With a giant rocket?

Them: Of course not. No, first, we reorder society, get rid of capitalism, tax everyone, and make energy more expensive.

Me: That doesn't seem ...relevant. How will that stop the asteroid?

Them: Shut up denier! Next, we'll build a giant trampoline, and when the asteroid hits it, it will bounce back up into space.

Me: that doesn't seem like it will work. And what about the rocket idea...?

Them: The science is settled! Your continued spreading of misinformation on the subject is going to ruin everything, and if the asteroid hits Earth it will be ALL YOUR FAULT!

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Accurate.

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Jan 18Liked by Irina Slav

I bet you are looking forward to being able to grow tropical plants like mangos, pineapples and bananas. Next year perhaps ? :) All those photos of black ice my cousin sent from Germany are fake.

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You are correct! And I bet your cousin's phjotos were a lie, of course. :D

Joke aside, my neighbour already has a banana tree in her garden and Cat and I are planting a mango seed in a pot this weekend. We had some pretty serious subzero temps last week so I can't wait to see if the banana tree has survived. Apparently, some tropical fruit are quite resistant to the cold with the right care. The banana's wrapped in evil plastic to protect it.

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Jan 19Liked by Irina Slav

Absolutely brilliant. And spot-on, as well. Thank you.

Speaking of higher electricity costs, EVs are electricity hogs. They require far more electricity than any other electrical device in the home (including AC and furnaces).

With more and more EVs on the road, the demand for electricity will rise in concert.

The higher the demand for electricity, the higher its cost, putting more & more people in the dark & cold.

The higher the cost of electricity, the more that EV owners will mothball their EVs because of the cost to charge them, rendering them unable to even go grocery shopping.

A side-note: Grocery stores rely heavily on electricity to power their refrigerators, freezers, and lighting. As the price of electricity rises, so will food costs.

If governments mandate EVs and people have only EVs. this will be a nightmare along the lines of Stalin's mandating the industrialization of the Soviet Union.

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Jan 20Liked by Irina Slav

Please tell the Center For Countering Digital Hate that I hate them. But make sure to do it in person, so it’s not a digitally delivered message.

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