Welcome to the Covexit Podcast. We bring you independent news and policy analysis about selected important issues in the aftermath of C19. Topics are to include but not be limited to electrical vehicles and sustainable food and human oriented economic development.
We cover key developments from all over the world. We strive at empowering you with the best available knowledge. The podcast is hosted by Jean-Pierre Kiekens, a development economist, engineer and former university lecturer.
Recent articles are now found at http://covexit.substack.com
(Important: The podcast is presented strictly for information purposes. For any medical advice, please contact your medical doctor or health care provider)
Electric Vehicles Emit More CO2, Not Less !!!
The key argument advanced by the proponents of electric vehicles is that they greatly reduce CO2 emissions. However, this doesn't seem substantiated, and this has major public policy implications.
When you read the writings of organizations promoting a bold, rapid transition towards electric vehicles, the core argument is the reduction in CO2 emissions, as a way to combat global warming.
While the most intellectually dishonest writings simply and falsely claim that electric vehicles are zero emission vehicles, others will acknowledge that some emissions are associated with EVs, yet they will argue that EVs will generate important CO2 emission savings.
For example, the influential C40 global network, which encompasses nearly 100 mayors of major cities in the world, and is presided by London mayor Sadiq Khan, claims that:“Each electric vehicle that displaces a conventional car saves approximately 1.5 tons of CO2 per year which represents a 62% reduction compared to a petrol-powered car and a 53% reduction compared to a diesel-powered car.”
In this podcast episode, we will see that this claim does not hold water.
We will see that, for the foreseeable future, the only realistic solution, if one is serious about it, is to redirect our efforts out of electric vehicles and towards highly efficient internal combustion engine vehicles.
See article and other related EV articles at: https://covexit.substack.com/
EV Range, Anxiety & More
After all, range anxiety is well known when it comes to electric vehicles. And the industry is working hard to improve ranges, we hear. So why bother?
It wasn’t serious academic articles but rather some videos, gleaned here and there on the web, that brought me to write this post, a bit for the fun, but also to illustrate the very peculiar situation in which the car industry and society in general, i.e. everyone of us, are now confronted to with this push for EVs in a number of countries.
With gasoline and diesel cars, range is not really an issue. Car manufacturers can easily increase the dimension of the tank, to ensure sufficient range. As previously discussed, energy density of such tank is about 100x superior to that of a battery. There is no range anxiety with conventional vehicles, it’s just one of the many questionable novelties brought by the EV paradigm.
Also not existing with conventional vehicles are related issues such as long charging time, scarcity of the charging stations, impossibility to secure conventional help, with just a jerrycan of gasoline or diesel, in case you run out of gas, etc. etc.
Ladies and gentlemen, with electric vehicles, everything changes! But not for the better!
Are Electric Vehicles a Solution? Executive Summary
There is presently a massive push in many countries, in the EU, North America and elsewhere, to increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) and to progressively phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. This massive push relies on massive subsidies, stringent regulations and sometimes protectionist measures, as EVs presently are not cost competitive and are far from offering the same convenience and driving qualities as ICE vehicles, such as long range, rapid fueling time, good affordability, to name just those. Does this massive EV push make sense? Can it be justified? This is what we analyze here. What was already known, yet ignored by policy makers, is that EVs are far from being zero-emission vehicles. They actually generate considerably more emissions for their manufacturing and their massive batteries. There are also very inconvenient implications such as environmental degradations and quasi-slave labor associated with the mining of the massive quantities of minerals needed for the batteries. The analysis also shows that, when compared to the best available ICE vehicles, in terms of fuel efficiency, litres per 100 km, miles per gallon, the EVs actually emit more CO2, not less, than the equivalent ICE vehicles.
Dr. Peter McCullough & Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche - the Anniversary Interview
This is the anniversary interview of the landmark session we convened with Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche in March 2021. The two distinguished experts discuss the most current developments and issues with COVID-19, vaccination and early treatment. Specifically discussed by Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche is Omicron and its implications. Despite its short duration, the interview is packed with some of the most relevant information for understanding the possible evolution of COVID-19. Both experts also formulate their most urgent recommendations. The interview is made available in audio only. The 2011 webinar can be found at: https://rumble.com/c/covexit
Dr. Shankara Chetty - Let's Talk Omicron, How to Treat It, Natural Immunity, Booster Shots & Much More
In this interview with internationally renowned Dr. Shankara Chetty from South Africa, we discuss the Omicron variant, which is taking the world as a storm. Is this variant to be feared, or could it actually be a positive development in this pandemic, as mostly inducing mild disease, yet conferring post-covid natural immunity. These are among the timely and critically important aspects we discuss.
Dr. Chetty is a Family General Medical Practitioner in South-Africa, with considerable experience with the outpatient treatment of COVID-19, having treated so far nearly 8,000 patients, in his outpatient practice, without any of them requiring hospitalization or even oxygen.
Dr. Chetty holds a degree in medicine and surgery and also has advanced education in genetics, advanced biology, biochemistry and microbiology.
See our previous interview with Dr. Chetty, along with other experts such as Dr. McCullough, Dr. Urso, Dr. Kory and Dr. Cole, at https://covexit.com/category/videos/
Mark McDonald, MD & Psychiatrist - Interview Part 2 - Covid & the United States of Fear
In this second part of the interview, Mark McDonald, MD & Psychiatrist, comments on key current issues, including asymptomatic testing; the false sense of safety given by the vaccines; virtue signalling; critical thinking; home schooling; university education; last year’s American Frontline Doctors’ event in Washington, DC; the reactions to Dr. Stella Emmanuel’s speech; medical freedom & more.
Let's talk Omicron
Appreciate this podcast host and all the guests for having the conscience and courage to speak up and educate