Politicians praise electric cars. If everyone buys them, they say, solar and wind power will replace our need for oil. But that’s absurd. Here is the rest of my list of “inconvenient facts” about electric cars. “The future of the auto industry is electric,” says President Joe Biden. He assumes a vast improvement in batteries.
Photo: People walk in a park during a blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine The mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, is warning residents that they must prepare for the worst this winter if Russia keeps striking the country’s energy infrastructure — and that means having no electricity, water or heat in the freezing cold cannot be ruled
Just when it didn’t seem things couldn’t get worse — gasoline at $5 to $8 a gallon, supply shortages in everything from baby formula to new cars — comes the devastating news that many of us will endure electricity blackouts this summer. The alarm was sounded by the nonprofit North American Electric Reliability Corp. and
The Brazilian scientists were skeptical. They ran different models to check calculations, but all returned the same startling result. The country with the most freshwater resources on the planet steadily lost 15% of its surface water since 1991. Gradual retreat in the Brazilian share of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, left water covering