About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



Author Archives: James Ayre

Tesla Model 3 Release Candidate In Action (#ElonTweets Video)

March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has posted a short video of what may well be the production version of the Model 3 ... in action. The video is only of a quick run down a street, and doesn't show the front of the car much, so it doesn't give us much to go on, but the design does appear to be altered some from earlier Model 3 iterations. Have a watch


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Building Full-Scale Passenger Hyperloop Capsule

March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Whatever you may think about the Hyperloop idea (I remain a skeptic, personally), things do appear to be moving forward. With regard to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies trying to commercialize the idea, it has apparently started constructing a full-scale passenger hyperloop capsule -- following 3 years of research and development efforts


France’s DGCCRF Clears Opel Of Diesel Emissions Cheating

March 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Following earlier news that France's DGCCRF has apparently found that Renault has been involved in diesel vehicle emissions testing manipulation for around 25 years now, the French consumer watchdog organization has revealed that a similar investigation into Opel has come up empty. In other words, no evidence was found that Opel has been involved in the manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions testing


FGE: Only 10% Of Cars To Be EVs By 2040

March 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The majority of the world's cars will remain gas/petrol-powered for at least the next two decades, according to a new analysis from Facts Global Energy


Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Restarts (For 2nd Year In A Row)

March 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Great Barrier Reef experienced it's worst coral bleaching event (since modern record-keeping began) in 2016, as we reported a few months ago with an "obituary." It seems that 2017 may be a repeat (or may not be) of 2016, as coral bleaching has already begun again on the Great Barrier Reef


Justin Trudeau: “No Country Would Find 173 Billion Barrels Of Oil In The Ground And Just Leave Them” (Oil Sands)

March 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Despite all of the talk to the contrary (and fake smiling), it seems that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no intent to seriously address the country's complicity in worsening anthropogenic climate change. Going by his actions since becoming Prime Minister, it's clear that the comments that some critics made during the election that Trudeau was "just a face" were mostly accurate



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