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  • Let's Talk About Global Warming

    07/02/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies
    GATE ^ | 7/2/2012 | Tim H.
    The Global warming Scam was obviously created by a group of people who had something to gain. A LOT of money has been made by certain people in the right positions.Our own Governor,  Jerry  Moonbeam Brown has a personal vested interest in Global warming.  You see, Moonbeams  family owns rights to a patent on catalytic converters.  Uncle Jerry and his family have made a LOT of money off of this Global Warming scam, dating clear back to the early 1970's. The main function of a catalytic converter is to "convert"  CO,  (carbon MON-oxide),  into  CO2, ( Carbon DI-oxide) . Here's ...
  • Metal thieves target car catalytic converters

    11/30/2011 10:12:45 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 20 replies
    IndeOnline ^ | 11/29/2011 | Doug Staley
    Catalytic converters, copper plumbing and even central air conditioning units have topped some thieves’ most-wanted lists in recent weeks as they hope to cash in on rising scrap metal prices. Area police say the recent rash of metal thefts likely is a reflection of the sluggish economy and are warning homeowners and residents to take steps to protect their property. In the last month, eight catalytic converters, a pollution-control device that helps reduce vehicle emissions, have been cut from six vehicles at Waikem Auto dealerships in Perry Township. It’s not the catalytic converter part, however, that is luring thieves to...
  • Building a Cheaper (Maybe Cleaner) Catalyst

    03/25/2010 10:25:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 432+ views
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alexandra Witze
    Chemical engineers have found a cheaper and possibly better material than platinum for cleaning up the exhaust streams of diesel vehicles. Many automobiles use platinum-containing catalytic converters to help clean their exhaust streams of various pollutants, notably the nitrogen oxide compounds that can contribute to smog. But the high and volatile price of the precious metal makes it difficult to build an economical catalyst. An alternative material, known as perovskite, is far less expensive than platinum and may do the job more effectively, engineers from the research arm of General Motors report in the March 26 Science. “It’s excellent work,...
  • Sweden: Green snub eco cars (Can you smell the....hypocrisy?)

    09/04/2006 3:48:30 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 4 replies · 481+ views ^ | 04/09/2006 | TT/Adam Ewing
    Greens snub eco-cars Sweden has an international reputation for being environmentally progressive. With two weeks to go before elections, it turns our only a very small percentage of those politicians registered at Parliament actually have an eco-friendly car – and Green Party politicians are most likely to have a polluting old car. Although ethanol, biogas and hybrids have been big sellers in Sweden the past few years, of the party leaders only Centre leader Maud Olofsson owns one. Many cars produced in the 80s and before lacked catalytic converters, a small device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from...