I went on a rant in an answer comment for a question about buoyancy. Reposting here so it isn't lost.
First, my qualifications here: I work with some of the most complex buoyant systems that exist in any engineering discipline. The offshore oil industry does more engineering in this area than a... (more)
I was just arguing with someone in a comments thread about whether battery-electric heavy trucking is viable or not. He was coming up with 8% of vehicle capacity for a 500km range, which didn't seem realistic, so I worked through some alternate numbers.
On balance, these figures may be pessimis... (more)
Most people assume oil companies are all overt global warming denialists. But are they?
Some are, yeah -- I would imagine many small "mom & pop" operations worldwide are not, shall we say, "aligned with scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming." And the Koch brothers, prominent fossi... (more)