I think we need be sceptical of Elon Musk, the electric truck for instance does not seem to ‘add up’ so to speak.
From the vid below we learn on US roads 36 ton gross is the max allowable vehicle weight when fully loaded.
For Tesla at 03:53 we are told truck without batteries = 16 ton; batteries = 17 ton, which also represents a lot of forthcoming disposal problems!
Therefore the crazy Tesla truck has a load carrying capacity of …. 3 ton! … which represents say a mere 9% of fully loaded weight as actual money-earning payload and remember after you have off-loaded say half of your ‘tiny cargo’ you are left with a 33 ton monster working to deliver say the remaining half of payload at 1-1/2 ton. This is a project gone wrong, but Elon can do this, I’m sure the paypal connection is delivering money literally by the ton. This is basically no better than the little self propelled vehicles I made as a kid out of Meccano and the Mamod steam engine, enough oomph to carry themselves forward but not much left over. So, beloved of people with huge egos and penchant for the big stage presentation its all B/S.
The vid tells us conventional truck load cap is around 19t as opposed to the electric Tesla truck at 3t.
I am always highly sceptical at the carbon cost of creating electric vehicles, I’m sure not as ‘green’ as they would have us believe.
As the vid commentary tells us at Tesla does not deliver the one figure that logistics companies need to know ie load capacity, see 02:00
Tonight I was staggered at the dieback of common hedgerow trees here in north east England. I’d say minimum 5% of leaves are useless and more like 10% for oak and birch of dead and useless leaf cover and also say 50% look less than healthy, I would assume not able to do their job of transpiration and converting CO2 to O. Is the distress species specific or merely the presence or absence of drains or watercourses that anyway are all now dried up and any moisture retreating downwards? Theres a long time to go yet in this increasingly dry summer. So far I don’t think I’ve heard of hosepipe bans on the radio, the same medium ie UK national radio last week told us “There had been sufficient rain this spring” …uhm … I beg to differ, its been mostly dry here all spring and any fool can tell the water table must be low. However the same bulletin did tell us we are a fortnight from ‘wilting’ of crops here in the UK (a week now) which of course farmers dread, it is disaster if is prolonged. Disaster as in ‘no product to sell’ no food for the populus.
It’ll also be a disaster if we get two or three years in a row like this, summer and the landscape in England will become so much different, our CO2 converters dwindling and man-made CO2 ever increasing, in turn feeding into all the multiple feedback loops, already we have the disappearance of arctic ice, methane in its three forms, jet stream modification, food production severely hampered etc etc all waiting in the wings so to speak. If medium size trees can’t survive then saplings won’t.
Theres BS at every turn, for instance I want to write a post later re Tesla cars, so much hype, so many adulatory trolls online yet a simple carbon audit reveals theres not much difference to conventional IC engine power, never mind the total hold up / inconvenience (and real / true cost) of a charging session and the very high initial purchase price and something that cannot or is not allowed to be fixed locally. Think about mining for lithium, think about disposal of the batteries, theres not much green about it. The only ‘green car’ you’ll ever have is no car at all which is in fact the direction we need to be heading. Perhaps its fair to say that this planet cannot sustain our modern slick consuming lifestyles.
Its a multiple whammy …. we need herbage and trees for CO2 to O conversion as the former has risen to all time levels, something like 420ppm. But the more CO2 rises the less transpiration and conversion is likely to occur, this is how growing things react and are reacting already, as if the plants and trees are working against us; a cross-over on the graph. Likewise plankton in the oceans, massive dieback but scientists are so quiet (and slow) on the subject. I say get some balls, use your wits and don’t wait two years for it to be peer reviewed.
Unless of course the plan is that weather modification comes to the rescue (and aluminium resistant Monsanto GM) … not sure how as the moisture levels do not seem present to be able to conjure with in the cycle of water. I also wonder these last couple of days looking upward at what chemtrails are present above the blanket of grey?
How much of this leaf damage is from aluminium chemtrails?
The damage I observe is that say 50% of leaves look not healthy … dull, curled, drying out …. a third or half of the leaf turned a light brown and crumbles at touch. Ten percent of leaves most definitely dead or useless.
I’ve also wondered about the quality of the light this year, it feels harsh, more intense. I’ve read elsewhere that the layers of the atmosphere of which there are many (well researched and have specific names) are undergoing a change. Yet ANOTHER of the multiple changes that are in feedback mode both upon themselves and influencing all manner of other natural feedback systems.
Aluminium from chemtrails is a problem that organic growers know fine well is destroying them. And we know that when chemtrails are aired on mainstream tv a lot is done to bundle it up with erroneous ‘controversy theory’ and ‘mind control’ and other wacky garbage so as to ridicule people such as myself that attempt to raise the matter. Its a big wall of disinformation that has to be scaled to see at the truth, few people bother. As detailed and linked many posts previously a Fisheries Biologist with a lifetimes experience can state with fact that aquatic insect life in west USA streams and rivers hardly exists …. a total collapse. You can no longer fish for trout.
And thinking about it, who actually walks a country lane these days, very very few if practically anyone. Except me….