Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Elon Musk at TED: 'Solar will be the plurality of power within 20 years' | The Verge
"I'm confident that solar will beat everything hands-down, including natural gas," Musk said, to applause. He added, "It must, actually. If it doesn't, we're in deep trouble."...In typically flashy fashion, Musk has put his money where his mouth is. Two years ago, he made a bet with "a friend who will remain nameless," that two decades later, solar would be the plurality source. He's got 18 years left to make good.
Elon Musk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Recently, he proposed a solar-powered jet tunnel system known as the Hyperloop that would enable individuals to make trips from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than 30 minutes.
Titantic replica will have to dodge even more icebergs than the original | Grist
But as National Geographic reported in April, there actually could be more icebergs on that route now than in the late 19th century
It’s Time For The Person Who Leaked the CRU Emails To Step Forward | Watts Up With That?
It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves and release the remaining 200,000 emails. The public are increasingly aware of the inaccurate science and failed projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Those promoting the false science are pushing even harder as they lose ground, but a final disclosure would expose the full extent of the deceptions. This would force leaders to abandon policies already causing serious social and economic harm and develop policies based on proper science.
Business: Can coal-fired pizza take a slice out of the coal industry's slump? -- 02/27/2013 --
What do his loyal customers think of their favorite pizzeria burning the world's most polluting fossil fuel?

"I was worried about some backlash at first," Smith said, "but it was almost nonexistent. If people ask me about it, I explain what we're about and where the recipes come from. They haven't had a problem with it."

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