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Whoops: Environmentalist Are Not Going to Be Happy About This New Electric Car Study

As anybody who truly loves science can tell you, science is about things being settled. When a scientist (or a celebrity who once met a scientist) tells you that something is a scientific fact, that’s all there is to it. The authority has spoken. The science is settled. And if another scientist disagrees, that person isn’t really a scientist and has blasphemed against science and must be cast out. That’s how science works. It’s about a credentialed class telling the rest of us how to live. Our role is to just keep our mouths shut and our wallets open.

One such settled scientific fact is that electric cars are better for the environment than the dirty gas-guzzlers most of us drive. We should all switch to electric cars so we’ll reduce our carbon footprint and save the planet. Until we do, we are bad people who hate the children and want them to die.

Right?

Hello?

When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix – in which coal still plays an important role – are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich.

Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2…

When all these factors are considered, each Tesla emits 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometre, which is more than a comparable diesel vehicle produced by the German company Mercedes, for example.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Electric cars emit… more pollution? As in… not less?

Of course, you realize what this means. This is fake science. Electric cars are actually good, because otherwise it would mean the smart fellers were wrong about something. If you drive a Tesla, you’re a good person.

It’s not about a bunch of stupid numbers and chemical symbols and crap. It’s about your conception of yourself. It’s about your ego. It’s about science.

Step off, false science-huggers. Feelings don’t care about your facts.

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  1. Someday I believe we will be able to run our cars on politicians promises – I’m working on developing a new fool injection system now !

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  2. And all their hot air too!

    I love to read the leftie papers here and from the USA just to see what the latest crisis is with the doomsday crowd. Good for a few laughs. Electric cars may be cool technology, but as the Editor points out it’s smoke and mirrors as far as “saving the planet” and all that jazz.

    I quote Alfred E. Neuman “What me worry?”

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  3. Isn’t this true for most policies from the left? They work off “feelz” rather than facts. Oil and Gas ban, leading to worse environmental outcomes. Worse impact from plastic bag ban. Etc.

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  4. Alice Smith

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    The fact that a 16 year old foreign child with a developmental disorder is currently dictating UK climate policy tells you everything you need to know about UK climate policy.

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  5. It’s an interesting but futile post. Leftards feel good about using EVs and that is that. Feelings are more important than facts.

    Even at the very beginning of this debacle, it was pointed out that EV drivers were merely moving the source of their carbon emissions: from the car to the power plant.

    On a positive note, poor people can help fund the lifestyles of the rich with EVs. Firstly, only the well off can afford to buy one, ergo, poor people are excluded from the market. Secondly, EV drivers pay no road taxes which means poor people’s taxes are subsidising these “rich pricks” like Jacinda Ardern.

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  6. Sorry to be a nay sayer, but even scientists acknowledge science is never settled. Sorry, if this teaching people to suck eggs, but all scientists will tell you that what they do is postulate theories as a hypothesis and set about to prove or disprove the theory. Just because one theory is proved, it doesn’t mean the science is settled. Look at the work of Einstein, it is only in the past few decades that they have been able to prove some of his theories regarding black holes.

    Regarding, electric cars, the facts in the post don’t surprise me, Jacinda admitting she is not up to the job of PM would surprise me. Claiming there are no emissions resulting from the use of an electric vehicle is akin to saying NZ meets its emission requirements because the majority of our consumer product manufacturing occurs in Asian countries – a case of moving the issue out of sight, out of mind. When it comes to Electric Vehicles, the whole picture includes the mining and of rare metals for the batteries and electric components, the manufacture, the production of electricity for the vehicle, and the “clean” disposal of the electric vehicle at the end of life. None of these steps are without significant carbon emissions. It is the plastic bag debate all over again.

    On another note, and with reference to “the science being settled”, did any of you hear about the 16 year old Swedish girl who is seen as the founder of the Extiction Revellion movement travelling to Lkndon. Apparently, in the next week she will be travelling to London to meet with Briyish politicians about the Brits doing more about carbon emissions reductions. She believes it is imortant to talk to politicians about next steps in her “revolution”. However, she doesn’t want to speak to Trump, because as she sees it, he will not accept the SCIENCE! (sorry about shouting).

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    • As Andy Warhol once said- “Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame” or something like that.

      Extinction Rebellion is nothing more than a nuisance, sort of like window-washers at busy intersections.

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  7. It appears that some people here have had to much to think!
    A full report will be sent to the Little minister of Thought Police.

    Please try to remember…..

    ” Do not speak out or question”

    “Closed minds STOP thought crimes”

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