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The German Auto Industry Will Watch the World Burn The German Auto Industry Will Watch the World Burn

Surprising (and bad) news for Jaguar Land Rover, the prospect of a Chinese-built Lexus, and so much more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

'Peak Car' Is Real 'Peak Car' Is Real

The way we think of car driving is that it’s bad for the environment but good for people and the economy, but a recent study suggests that as some point we hit “peak car,” and that the economy can actually grow after we hit it.

We're Absolutely Screwed Unless We Switch to Electric Vehicles We're Absolutely Screwed Unless We Switch to Electric Vehicles

A new report from the United Nations offers a terrifying and stark forecast of the immediate consequences of climate change—far worse than previous thought, as The New York Times put it. One particular noteworthy point offered up is a call for cities to transition to electrification, and fast.

The Trump Administration Is Certain the Earth Will See a 7-Degree Rise in Temps by 2100 The Trump Administration Is Certain the Earth Will See a 7-Degree Rise in Temps by 2100

President Donald Trump has said that climate change is a hoax, but in a 500-page report issued last month, his administration asserted it’s indeed real—so real, in fact, that it foresees a seven degrees Fahrenheit rise in global temperatures by 2100. Still, it seeks to reverse the Obama-era fuel economy standards…

Here's How Long the Auto Industry Knew About Climate Change and Did Nothing Here's How Long the Auto Industry Knew About Climate Change and Did Nothing

The New York Times Magazine has been teasing out its upcoming issue in recent days, as it’s dedicated to a single story that focuses on how we had an opportunity to address climate change in the 1980s, but failed to do anything. Coinciding with the current administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy targets,…

'Climate Change Is Real,' Automakers Declare To Trump 'Climate Change Is Real,' Automakers Declare To Trump

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Car Companies Are Arguing Against Basic Science On Climate Change Car Companies Are Arguing Against Basic Science On Climate Change

Automakers are preaching the gospel of clean energy when it comes to their plans for electric cars, but when it comes to vehicle emission standards—which are currently being reevaluated—they’ve turned to refuting basic science that’s behind climate change.

Climate Change Will Ruin Air Travel  Climate Change Will Ruin Air Travel 

When the oceans start flooding up land from ice caps melting, good luck using a plane to GTFO.

Phoenix Cancels More Than 40 Flights Because It's Too Hot For The Planes Phoenix Cancels More Than 40 Flights Because It's Too Hot For The Planes

This is only going to get more common thanks to climate change.

Trump Reportedly Dumps Paris Climate Accord And Here's What That Means For Cars Trump Reportedly Dumps Paris Climate Accord And Here's What That Means For Cars

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories to read in your fallout shelter as the whole world burns down.

Climate Change Is Creating Shipping Routes That Are Better For The Environment, Which Is Fucked Up Climate Change Is Creating Shipping Routes That Are Better For The Environment, Which Is Fucked Up

No matter which explanation you spin, the Earth’s ice caps are showing a sustained reduction in ice. In the case of the Arctic, this means the ice bridging together the Canadian archipelago is fading away and opening up new waterways that could have a massive impact on the global economy.

Elon Musk Says 100 Gigafactories Is 'Manageable' Elon Musk Says 100 Gigafactories Is 'Manageable'

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Elon Musk. One says something about saving the planet, and the other agrees.

Nobody Knows What To Do With America's Secret Nuclear Ice Base Nobody Knows What To Do With America's Secret Nuclear Ice Base

Back in the early years of the Cold War, America started construction of a secret underground base in Greenland to house nuclear missiles within range of Moscow, kind of like our cold Cuba. In the 1960s we figured out that it wouldn’t work, so we peaced out without telling anyone or removing any of our nuclear waste,…

Passenger On First Massive Cruise Ship Through Climate-Changed Northwest Passage: 'Makes U Think' Passenger On First Massive Cruise Ship Through Climate-Changed Northwest Passage: 'Makes U Think'

The first luxury cruise ship to pass through the Northwest Passage stopped at a remote Canadian beach town this week and was surprised, for some reason, to find that all the ice had melted. “Makes you think more about the global warming,” one Texan tourist on the ship remarked. Indeed it does.

Comment Of The Day: Because It's Easy Edition Comment Of The Day: Because It's Easy Edition

I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.

Thomas Edison's Car Battery Is Back And Better Than Ever Thomas Edison's Car Battery Is Back And Better Than Ever

In 1901, Thomas Edison developed the recharcheable nickel-iron battery, a technology he hoped to see implemented in electric cars. But a slow rate of energy output and slower charging time saw it superseded by lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries in standard and electric cars alike.

Octogenarian Drivers Rejoice: 15 MPH Limit In British "Eco Towns" Octogenarian Drivers Rejoice: 15 MPH Limit In British "Eco Towns"

From the Ministry of Brilliant Ideas comes this doozy of a whopper of a notion: build ten new English "Eco Towns" to combat climate change. These town would provide 20,000 homes and—here's the rub—be largely devoid of automobiles. Let's set aside for a moment some of the obvious political footballs: building…

What Bentley Believes: 17-Page CO2 Manifesto Has Been Read What Bentley Believes: 17-Page CO2 Manifesto Has Been Read

Bentley is refreshing. Their ultra-luxe, mega-horsepower sleds, favored rides of autocrats, royalty and rap tycoons, are such a specialized product that the Craftsmen of Crewe can pretty much reduce their whole climate-change/fuel-scarcity strategy to a question of customer relations. I promised I'd read the white…

Bob Lutz on Global Warming: "Total Crock of Shit" Bob Lutz on Global Warming: "Total Crock of Shit"

Agree or disagree with the sentiments of GM's product czar Bob Lutz, you have to respect him for his frankness. In our experience, it's fairly easy to identify a total crock of shit like global warming once you take into consideration the complex interactions of geophysics, global weather patterns and complex high…

The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts, Part 5: UK Encourages Less Meat Consumption The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts, Part 5: UK Encourages Less Meat Consumption

One of Los Jalops has been a vegetarian for nearly exactly twelve years now. At the time, he drove a V8 automobile. Twelve years later, he still drives a V8 automobile. That is to say, he's sort of a hypocrite, yet with the amount he actually drives said V8 automobile, coupled with his reduced appetite for…

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