Driverless cars could be a solution to climate change—but two major things have to happen

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Driverless vehicle use worldwide could lower traffic congestion and emissions contributing to climate change by 50 percent or more in 2050, according to a 2017 report led by global transport expert Lewis Fulton at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).

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CEO of Tesla says humanity is currently running ‘the dumbest experiment in history

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Elon Musk said in an interview earlier this year people are running “the dumbest experiment in history” by continuing to burn fossil fuels As Musk explained:

“The greater the change to the chemical composition of the physical, chemical makeup of the oceans and atmosphere [due to increased carbon emissions], the greater the long-term effect will be. Continue reading… “CEO of Tesla says humanity is currently running ‘the dumbest experiment in history”

Coolant smugglers reap large profits

The Marcone company of St. Louis was implicated in a coolant smuggling scheme.

A trusted senior vice president of a century-old company from America’s heartland had been caught on a wiretap buying half a million dollars in smuggled merchandise, much of it from China.  And now the chief executive of the company was on the witness stand trying to explain how the senior vice president did it.

 

 

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Next ice age unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years

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Concentrations of carbon dioxide emissions, blamed for global warming, will linger in the atmosphere for decades even if the world stopped pumping out emissions today.

The atmosphere contains high levels of carbon dioxide emissions which means the next ice age is unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years, an article in the journal Nature Geoscience said on Monday.

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Melting ice at the North and South Poles is adding to the Earth’s girth

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The Earth had been ‘slimming down’ by just under a millimetre a year following the Ice Age, but global warming is reversing this process.

Is global warming to blame for the Earth putting on ‘weight’ around its ‘midriff’?  According to scientists, melting ice in Antarctica and Greenland due to global warming is adding volume to the oceans and this extra water is being pulled towards the Equator, adding to the girth at the widest part of our planet.

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Ocean life threatened by mass extinction

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The combined effects of climate change, over-exploitation, pollution and habitat loss will cause the mass extinction. 

Ocean life is at an imminent risk of the worst spate of extinctions in millions of years due to threats such as climate change and over-fishing, according to a study led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).

 

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The World is Getting Windier and the Waves Higher

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If winds continue to pick up at the same rate, hurricanes could become far more damaging by the middle of the century. 

The world is getting breezier, according to a new study, which found a slow but steady increase in top wind speeds across the oceans over the last 23 years.

 

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Regional Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming According to NASA

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A nuclear bomb explodes in a test on the Mururoa atoll in French Polynesia in the early seventies.

NASA Scientists have tested the climate effect of what a small, regional nuclear war would do to the world and have come up with a few revealing (and quite scary) conclusions. For the purpose of the exercise, NASA termed a small, regional nuclear war as 100 Hiroshima-level bombs.

 

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