A Burkean moment for transport

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Re: A Burkean moment for transport

Postby Vorpal » 6 Feb 2019, 9:45am

Bmblbzzz wrote:
Vorpal wrote:
landsurfer wrote:And the batteries !!! My God, the batteries !!!
Nissan Leaf .. carbon footprint of the car is 42% of the carbon footprint of its battery !!

Umm, I think that 24%, rather than 42%. But in either case, the lifetime carbon footprint of a Nissan Leaf is still substantially lower than other vehicles of the same size, and lower than most other automobiles.

Regardless of whether it's 24% or 42%, it must be the other way round: the carbon footprint of the entire vehicle can't possibly be less than the footprint of one of its components.

He wrote it ok. I think there is a missing *is*, as in '42% of the carbon footprint is its battery'.
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Re: A Burkean moment for transport

Postby Bmblbzzz » 6 Feb 2019, 11:12am

It's not quite as simple as a missing "is", but it's clear what he meant. Let's leave it at that.

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Re: A Burkean moment for transport

Postby landsurfer » 6 Feb 2019, 12:14pm

Missing "is" .. thanks chaps ...
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