Friday, January 04, 2013

America: Doomed by Scarcity, Doomed by Plenty, Doomed, Doomed! | Via Meadia
America, once doomed because it had no more oil, is now even more doomed because it has too much
Twitter / RogerPielkeJr: Q for @MunichRe @MunichRe_US ...
Q for Was there really only 2 US thunderstorm disasters 1975-1990!? .. -typo fixed
Twitter / RogerPielkeJr: Record surplus $584B! "Insurance ...

Record surplus $584B! "Insurance Industry Both Entered and Emerged from the 2012 Hurricane Season V Strong Financially"

Grid Problems Curb India's Electric-Vehicle Appetite -
Then, in May, an acute power shortage took hold in Ampere’s home state, Tamil Nadu. The supply of rationed electricity in most of the state dropped from 13 or 14 hours a day to 8. Almost immediately, said the company’s co-founder, Pachyappa Bala, the company’s monthly sales dropped from 600 bikes to 60.

Ampere’s plight highlights an unexpected consequence of the worsening power shortages in India. The fledgling market for electric vehicles, which might help clean up the polluted air, is losing traction because customers aren’t confident they can fill up the battery.

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