Pepper spray for the school run? The weaponised SUV set to terrify America’s streets | Design | The Guardian

The extreme features of the Rezvani Vengeance – including electrified door handles and blinding strobe lights – are wholly in tune with lethal trends in the US market
— Read on www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/jan/25/pepper-spray-school-run-apocalyptic-suv-reznavi-vengeange

“weaponised monster of an SUV is aimed, not at military personnel, but at everyday soccer moms”

Also “pedestrian fatalities in USA increased 54% in last decade”

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“World first” trial with CCS could open up vehicle-to-everything technology to all EVs

Energy software platform Kaluza announces world first CCS vehicle-to-everything real-world trial that could open up V2G technology to all EVs.
— Read on thedriven.io/2023/01/23/world-first-trial-with-ccs-could-open-up-vehicle-to-everything-technology-to-all-evs/

How good?

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‘No chance’ of global heating below 1.5C but nuclear tech ‘promising’ in climate crisis, Bill Gates says | Bill Gates | The Guardian

Billionaire and founder of Microsoft tells Sydney audience it is ‘great to have Australia on board on climate’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/23/no-chance-of-global-heating-below-15c-but-nuclear-tech-promising-in-climate-crisis-bill-gates-says

Are there fairies at the bottom of his garden? We don’t have 10 years to spare, waiting to see IF new nukes might work or be viable. Surely we need to put such resources into installation of renewables, now, if not sooner?

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Australian councils told to cut emissions rather than spend millions on overseas carbon offsets | Carbon offsetting | The Guardian

Critics say millions of dollars are being spent by local governments on offsetting when it should be the last resort
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/24/australia-councils-sydney-melbourne-brisbane-buy-overseas-emissions-offsets

Even MalcolmTurnbull says only result from carbon trading will be merchants bankers even richer.

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News | Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest from Tritium

Check out the latest features, news, events and more from Tritium as we revolutionise e-mobility with innovative DC fast charging technology.
— Read on tritiumcharging.com/news/

Any capacity left for demand in Australia? When will it happen?

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Is super-polluting Pentagon’s climate plan just ‘military-grade greenwash’? | US military | The Guardian

US military aims for net zero by 2050 but with a carbon footprint greater than some 140 countries critics say it needs radical change
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/10/pentagon-us-military-emissions-climate-crisis

 The White House is expected to request military budget more than $770bn for the next fiscal year.”

Such large budget makes required Climate Action unaffordable. Instead of rest of world being commanded military budget must increase, when will USA be told to decrease?

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Spanish city offers road map for future with far fewer cars

In 1999 the historic district of Pontevedra, a picturesque city of 85,000 residents in northwestern Spain, was clogged with traffic, its air filled with exhaust fumes and the cacophony of automobiles. Things are very different now.
— Read on au.news.yahoo.com/spanish-city-offers-a-road-map-for-a-future-with-far-fewer-cars-205417140.html

The key to reducing traffic, he believes, is preventing unnecessary cars from entering in the first place — by eliminating on-street parking, restricting speed of travel to a crawl, and putting in one-way streets with narrow lanes for cars and wide sidewalks for people, while claiming more public spaces for pedestrians and lighting them well.

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34% car sales are BEV in Uk in December

Past the tipping point. Most existing fossil burners become not wanted.

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What can possibly go wrong as Developing Countries aspire?

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Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet | Food | The Guardian

Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made in factories from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s bacon, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/08/lab-grown-food-destroy-farming-save-planet

so no need to worry about adapting to meals of insect protein, just add water and electricity into reactor vessel then dehydrate to just another kind of flour, with something like meat, if required, cultured.

It’s not as if we have a choice. Farming has done most damage to Planet, ever closer to complete breakdown. How can we keep doing the same old thing and expecting different result?

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