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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2019 sea ice area and extent data
« Last post by Juan C. García on Today at 04:50:08 AM »
[ADS NIPR VISHOP (JAXA)] Arctic Sea Ice Extent.

December 11th, 2019:
     11,194,613 km2, an almost century increase of 98,672 km2.
     But on the other hand, 2019 becomes 2nd lowest on record
     (we can say that tied with 2017 & 2018).
     The fourth worst years are the four last years.
Policy and solutions / Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 04:50:06 AM »
Thanks Kassy
I had no idea that AI was so dirty, I just thought it was scary. :P

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars Part Deux
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 04:23:23 AM »
Cars, cars and more cars is the problem.

Take the bus, be part of the solution.
Policy and solutions / Re: Space colonization
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 04:17:13 AM »
I once thought we'd "Expand Humanity to the Stars"

That was before I learned about AGW, and how little time we have left.

To have any chance at all the world needs to concentrate her resources on solving the problems we've created here on earth.
The time for childish fantasies is over, ask Greta. She travels by sailboat, not Gulfstream!
Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 04:10:29 AM »
Tesla Gigafactory 4 will produce 500,000 Model Y and Model 3 cars per year
Now plans for the factory have been obtained by Germany’s Bild and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspapers that show Tesla is planning to produce 500,000 cars per year at Gigafactory 4.

The documents also show that Tesla is planning to invest up to €4 billion in the plant.

It could create up to 10,000 jobs after the factory is fully ramped up, according to the documents.
Earlier this summer, Musk also said that he expects Gigafactory 4 construction will be “well under way” within the next 12 to 18 months and will have the European Gigafactory operational by the end of 2021.

The large amount of land that Tesla is acquiring for the factory is located in a forest. Deforestation is expected to start early next year, and Tesla plans to plant three times the number of trees that they will cut down at the site.
The rest / Re: SpaceX
« Last post by TerryM on Today at 03:51:59 AM »
NASA announces the most powerful rocket ever built in human history!

Mr Bridenstine of NASA said:

We’re going to get it to the Cape and we’re going to be ready to launch American astronauts to the Moon again.
And getting our first woman a next man to the South Pole of the Moon in 2024.”
The Artemis 1 mission will likely take off by June 2020, according to the audit report. The first test will be uncrewed.
NASA plans to land on the Moon's south pole in order to exploit its water ice, discovered in 2009, both for life support purposes and to split into hydrogen and oxygen for use as rocket propellant.
The agency views its return to the Moon as a proving ground for an onward mission to Mars in the 2030s.
These are NASA timelines, not "pedo-guy" promises!
Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« Last post by GoSouthYoungins on Today at 03:47:40 AM »
Tesla just changed their battery and drive train warranty mileage limit from "unlimited" to "120,000 miles"...

...probably cuz the battery is even better than claimed!  ;)
Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 03:34:05 AM »
@NSWRFS Latest overview of #Australia.
#NSW #NewSouthWales #Australia #bushfiresNSW #NSWfires #BushFires
Image below.
Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« Last post by Sigmetnow on Today at 03:27:16 AM »
Jim Cramer: Why I Became a Tesla True Believer but Remain a Netflix Skeptic
[His daughter nervously set out on a 600-mile trip in a Model 3. Then she called him.]
She had two words for me: "buy one."

How about the balance sheet, though? The bears are always telling me about how bad the balance sheet is.
But then I checked in with one of the most skeptical CFOs in the world and you know what he said? The company could raise two billion dollars in a heartbeat.

Plus even the bears recognize that the company is about to have an earnings breakout, perhaps as soon as 2020.

Remaining worry? That solar panel acquisition. Well, guess what? My wife sent me an article today about how their solar roof tiles are now as cheap as the stupid kind and they have a guarantee. She wants them. We will get them. …

 ;D ;D

Cybertruck Nuts® (@CybertruckN) 12/11/19, 2:25 PM
Anymore excuses @Ford ? If the P100D can do THIS! Imagine what the Cybertruck will do
40 sec vid: “heavy 4x4” pickup, tug-of-war vs. a Model X P100D.  ;D
Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« Last post by NevB on Today at 03:23:22 AM »
Our Prime Minister is still running with the words, " Thoughts and prayers...." and "dont mention climate change"

In the mean time.......

My family live in surbuban Wollongong an hour south of Sydney.
Everything is bone dry, drier than any time in living memory. Though in a residential area they have made plans to evacuate if any fire comes down the mountain range as it's plainly obvious that on a hot windy day stopping it just won't be possible.

My brother in law and nephew work in a coal mine, yesterday production was stopped because the volume of smoke being sucked into the mine was causing the fire systems to trip and continuing without them was unsafe. Visibility at times has been as low as a few hundred metres it looks apocalyptic.
This years camping trip has been relocated because of the fires. The lawns that are always green are brown and dying along with my mother's garden. All this and they either refuse to believe or just don't want to know about climate change. I used to think something like this would wake people up but no sign at all so far. Perhaps after this summer when the drought, fires and smoke are so visible but from their response so far I doubt it.

PS The're now planning next year's O/S holidays.

Dog help us all.
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