Also flooding heaps in Australia lately, my view is, you can't ban petrol or diesel cars, until every driver can afford an electric car, pretty sure every country is a longways from that, will everyone have enough money for an electric car by 2035? Nope. Then their is the supply issue, not enough lithium mines, not enough graphite mines, etc, can they mine enough to make an ev for every driver by 2035? Doubtful.California To Ban Gas-Powered Cars By 2035 - Videos from The Weather Channel
"California plan to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Gov. Gavin Newsom called it one of the most significant steps toward the elimination of the tailpipe."
I'm noticing some possible global warming effects. Such as the the fact that in the past 5 weeks the USA has had 5 of the 1 in 1000 year floods. And these are floods that should only happen every 1000 years. Having 5 of them is not supposed to happen. https://www.accuweather.com/en/seve...ear-flood-event-in-us-since-late-july/1236445
So what do I think about California's ban on gas cars pending future action?
What I see is government control again. It's a blue state democrat dictator behavior. They get a problem and start dictating the public like it's not a free land anymore. Much like the COVID lockdowns.
We don't even have a viable solution to gas cars and the energy problem yet. And they're ready to ban gas cars, which will create a large amount of new problems. It's a typical democrat solution that just creates a huge amount of new problems that outweigh the solution.
We saw it with the COVID lockdowns dictated by the democrats and the liberal leaning government. And now we're all paying the price.
My assessment is that if the democrats get away with their dictating behaviors they will destroy this country.
EV has an environmental footprint too, but minus the fumes on the roads, in Canada some companies are exploring for Lithium under lakes, they then have to drain those lakes to eventually mine there, then there are other places that are also having to strip forest to mine those critical minerals if they do open cut mining. I believe they are meant to return the place to the way it was before or better, but that's gonna take some decades.
This is why I like Australia, as most of the mining takes place in the desert and you can be sure they aren't using slave labour.