Know the facts
Do the research. Don't vote for a familiar name or by ethnicity or race. Vote by qualification, as you would for any employee placement. Likability shouldn't be the reason you vote for anyone.
NOTE: much of the content was NOT written by me. Credit is noted when the originator is known.
It's like everyone being "woke".
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:19 AM
It seems that there's no such thing as a "little" woke or a "little" electric car avocation. It's all and then some.....or nothing. I'm still pretty much on the nothing side. Consider this.....what I've been saying for years. If you go all-in on electric by 2030-2035 or even 2040 or 2050........What happens to the density of gas stations, quick oil changers, air and fuel filter manufacturers, not to mention the present day robust market for batteries, starters, transmissions, belts, hoses, radiators, spark plugs, mufflers, exhaust systems, catalytic converters.....and the list goes on with things, parts, and accessories or businesses that cater to / are dependent upon the internal combustion engine? What happens to drilling, refinery, oilfield, and pipeline or pumping station workers?
Then there's solar or wind energy to make the power to charge all those millions of EV car batteries......Sometimes the winds don't blow.....and the sun doesn't shine. And even on its best days, that same sun only shines 12-16 hours per day. Throw in 100's of millions of new EV cars onto the grid daily in need of recharging....where's that power coming from? America and most of the First World are out of the clean but expensive nuclear power business. What are you going to BURN to make power after dark?.......when the sun doesn't shine?......when the wind doesn't blow? Something is still going to have to be burned to make that power.
What are we going to do with the hundreds of millions of lithium battery cells in need of special handling to reprocess? What happens in an emergency, during hundreds of thousands (millions?) of traffic accidents worldwide annually when lithium batteries are involved? Fires require special countermeasures to extinguish them. Most fire departments are ill-equipped to deal with battery fires and the extreme, toxic dangers they represent.
Few if any have thought through the ramifications of their clambering for full-EV the sooner, the better. It's a new nightmare waiting to happen and when I look around, I see few (if any) considering it or trying to minimize it all.
Write unknown, but spot on.