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Thursday, May 08, 2008

BAD SHOES NOW GOOD

Remember when Nike was despised by the left because of globalisation? Times change:

Nike tops list of climate-friendly companies

UPDATE. Too much climate friendliness! Global cooling is now a flight-safety hazard.

UPDATE II. Rating the airborne celebrity hypocrites.

UPDATE III. Ground-level cool fuel tales from Mike H.:

As a long haul driver in the US I can remember driving through Montana during the winter about ten years ago in -80° F weather. In order to heat the cab of the truck I would put the heater controls on cab heat and watch the windows frost up. Then I would put the controls on window defrost and start freezing my feet. There wasn’t enough heat in the diesel engine to do both jobs at the same time.

I passed a truck on the side of the road that had his fuel jelled and he had to walk a half of a mile to get some alcohol to melt the wax. Fortunately the truck stop in Billings was a balmy -60° F because all the trucks had their engines running, so I was able to sleep without becoming a carbon popsicle. In temperatures like that diesel engines can become so cool that they’ll stop because the compression temp. is too cool for combustion.

Posted by Tim B. on 05/08/2008 at 09:41 AM
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