Even if the electric car is driven for 90,000 miles ****and the owner stays away from coal-powered electricity*****, the car will cause just 24% less carbon-dioxide emission than its gas-powered cousin. This is a far cry from “zero emissions.”
Over its entire lifetime, the electric car will be responsible for 8.7 tons of carbon dioxide less than the average conventional car.
Those 8.7 tons may sound like a considerable amount, but it’s not. The current best estimate of the global warming damage of an extra ton of carbon-dioxide is about $5. This means an optimistic assessment of the avoided carbon-dioxide associated with an electric car will allow the owner to spare the world about $44 in climate damage. On the European emissions market, credit for 8.7 tons of carbon-dioxide costs $48.
1. A 2012 comprehensive life-cycle analysis in the Journal of Industrial Ecology shows that almost half the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car come from the energy used to produce the car, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is a less than green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it has already been responsible for 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission.
2. By contrast, the manufacture of a gas-powered car accounts for 17% of its lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions. The amount for making a conventional car:14,000 pounds.
* By the way, carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant. I'm playing along with the Leftist EPA hoax that it is.
Christian Science, Political Science, etc.....
In other words, the periodic table doesn't have to be labeled the "periodic table science"...we all know its science.
In terms of Climate "Science", we know it's not science.....we know it's a scam, like Scientology. Be very wary and question/dissent anything that has to label itself "science".
Please run Elizabeth Warren. What the USA needs right now is a lying, fake-Indian, Harvard-lawyer, "you didn't build that", hard-core liberal.
Democrats just might shut the guv't down tonight.....LOL....and Elizabeth Warren is leading the charge!
Where's the liberal outrage to the liberal Hollywood black racism? And to the outright racism against Obama?
Not a word.....of course not. More hacked e-mails coming.
Not as big a clown show as the Democrats running a gaggle of white jurassic park candidates that include such bozos as:
Hitlery "What diffence does it make" Clinton - 68
Joe "Buffoon" Biden - 74
Liz "Faux-Cahontas" Warren - 69
Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown - 78
Bernie "admitted socialist" Sanders - 75
Now THAT'S a liberal Democrat clown show......lmao.....white as snow, and older than dirt re-treads!
This is absolutely despicable, an very reminiscent of the bogus Duke Lacrosse Team gangRapeSory of years ago. Anything for the left to further their agenda of destroying men/boys that's been going on for nearly 100 years.
Ya see, commies need to destroy men/boys in order to destroy families. That way, the "good-hearted" liberal commie guv't can become the new head of household, the new daddy to take care of the family. You see the destruction this has wrought (rot) on the USA....which is their aim.
Thankfully, it looks like the US citizens are fed up with liberalism, and are ready to take the USA back from these commies.
More precisely, a never was. She has ZERO accomplishments, has left the State Dept in disarray, and is largely responsible for our horrible foreign policy.
There actually is one accomplishment - she shielded her rapistHubbyBill by leading the #$%$&SslluuttzzDefense....truly despicable. Now THAT'S a warOn Women.
The good MIT Professor Gruber doesn't look so tough now testifying in front of Congress. GOP Trey Gowdy is making him look like Pajama Boy II that he is.....lmao
LOL......the "human-caused" global warming LIE is perhaps the biggest hoax in human history. The "97% of climate scientists that believe it" is also a proven LIE. The BIG GREEN industry is making hoaxsters/"climate scientists" wealthy. The Hockey Schtick is a LIE. "Settled Science" is also a LIE.
The great thing is that most people have caught onto the lie/deception, and you far leftists are losing on this big-time....desperately clinging to your false global warming religion. lol
Natural weather patterns and climate variability, not man-made, are causing the historic drought that's parching California, says a study out today from federal scientists.
"It's important to note that California's drought, while extreme, is not an uncommon occurrence for the state," said Richard Seager, report lead author and professor with Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. The report, "Causes and Predictability of the 2011-14 California Drought," was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The report appears in a peer-reviewed journal, and was reviewed by other NOAA scientists.
"In fact, multi-year droughts appear regularly in the state's climate record, and it's a safe bet that a similar event will happen again," he said.
Ya don't say???? Proven liar of the widely discredited Hockey Schtick, Michael Mann is going nutso. Listen to him whine:
"The authors of the new report would really have us believe that is merely a coincidence and has nothing to do with the impact of human-caused climate change?," Penn State meteorologist Michael Mann wrote in the Huffington Post Monday."Frankly, I don't find that even remotely plausible."
Michael, just slink away, you FRAUD.
Consider it a brutal lesson in government math.
Friday's turbocharged jobs headline came thanks to seasonal adjustments and other wizardry at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reported that U.S. job growth hit 321,000 even as the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent.
Those numbers, courtesy of establishment survey estimates, sound nice on the surface, and they certainly present reasons if not for unbridled optimism then at least confidence that the job market continues to mend and is on a pretty steady trajectory higher.
However, the household survey, which is an actual head count, shows a radically different result.
A few figures to consider: That big headline number translated into just 4,000 more working Americans. There were, at the same time, another 115,000 on the unemployment line. That disparity can be explained through an expanding labor force, which grew 119,000, though the participation rate among that group remained at 62.8 percent, which is just off the year's worst level and around a 36-year low.
But wait, there's more: The jobs that were created skewed heavily toward lower quality. Full-time jobs declined by 150,000, while part-time positions increased by 77,000.
That's it. A measly 4,000 more working Americans.