Thursday, May 08, 2008
BAD SHOES NOW GOOD
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.