Report: Kerry's Private Jet Produced as Much Carbon as 36 Cars Last Year

Posted by $ BobCat 1 month ago to News
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Now Kerry ketchup only needs to take 36 cars off the road to justify his elitist jet. such a POS.

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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 month ago
    A side note with sarcasm:
    As an aside to this energy posting, I read an interesting article the other day and learned something new.

    Apparently, it costs more to charge a Telsa car on those Tesla fast charging stations, than it cost to fill up a standard car with a tank of gasoline. It also takes longer, like an hour and a half at a fast charge station. Charging at home is even worse, it will take overnight via a dedicated 60 amp circuit. Using a 110 volt outlet would take nearly a week to "top it off". Being that I think a car powered by 7,104 AA batteries is one of the dumbest ideas ever, I was amused.

    So, these people are paying a super premium for a "gasless" car, with limited range and very limited charging. In addition, it best features are self driving aka suicide mode and the "explode like a bomb for no good reason" mode which of course is accompanied by the "burns like thermite when lit" mode. Maybe they spin that last one as "fireworks mode" in the pamphlet?

    Anyway, the part that I still can't wrap my head around is that all of these amazing features are still powered by a fossil fuel power grid. I can only assume instead of freon in the AC, they use unicorn farts, and moving parts are lubricated with tofu grease.

    The logic that drives a person to buy one of these modern day DeLoreans must be something akin to delusional virtue signalling wrapped up in stupid, I don't understand it.
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    • Posted by $ 1 month ago
      I agree with your assessments fully. Especially about the dolts who buy these energy hogs - virtue signaling to the Nth degree. We live in a feel good society where decision making is based solely on emotions.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month ago
    I can't stand John Kerry, but the math in this article sucks. For example, from the article:

    "The typical passenger car produces about 4.6 metric tons of carbon, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, based on the assumption that it's driven about 11,500 miles a year with a fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon."

    11,500miles/22mpg is about 523 gallons. Gasoline weighs roughly 6 pounds per gallon, meaning 523 gallons weighs 3138 pounds. Notice 4.6 metric tons converts to 10,141 pounds. Given gasoline is a hydrocarbon molecule one would figure the 6 pounds of weight in a gallon of gasoline isn't all carbon.

    Also, the link to the EPA says a gallon of gasoline produces 8887 grams of CO2, which is 19.6 pounds per gallon. OK, oxygen is heavy and adding two oxygen atoms (O2) to a single carbon atom (C) to produce CO2 bumps the weight. But carbon (C) cited in the article and (CO2) are not the same thing. You can't get more carbon out of burning a gallon of gasoline than is already in it.

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