Are Electric Cars Really Green?

First, there’s the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car comes from the energy used make the car itself, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is not a green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it’s already been responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: just 16,000 pounds.

But that’s not the end of the CO2 emissions. Because while it’s true that electric cars don’t run on gasoline, they do run on electricity, which, in the U.S. is often produced by another fossil fuel – coal. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, “Electric cars are coal-powered cars.”

While electric-car owners may cruise around feeling virtuous, the reality is that the electric car cuts almost no CO2, costs taxpayers a fortune, and, surprisingly, generates more air pollution than traditional gasoline cars.

Tagged By: @fujimoto-ffxiv

Full Name: M’anakir Haigo

Gender and Sexuality: Male, Homosexual

Pronouns: He/Him

Ethnicity/Species: Miqo’te, Seeker of the Sun

Birthplace and Birthdate: Ul’dah, 11th Sun of the 4th Astral Moon

Guilty Pleasures: Sweets and dancing

Phobias: None that he’s aware of. Though he does fear the potential of losing Dandy after an incident.

What They Would Be Famous For: Um, probably something using his leatherworking skills or cooking. He may either come out with his own product line at Fen-Yll Fineries or popularize his original recipe rolanberry-infused La Noscean toast with rolanberry syrup.

What Have They / Would They Gotten Arrested For: Continued violation of policies in his strict tribe. M’ana loved to dance, even though his tribe tried to prohibit him from doing so. He was known for persistently going against the Council’s rules that sought to restrict his “not-so-masculine” actions.

OC You Ship Them With: Well, his husband Dandy, of course.

OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Ahhh, his ex attempted to murder him, soooo…

Favorite Book Genre: Fantasy and maybe some Mystery

Least Favorite Book Cliche:  Where childhood friends grow up to become lovers and live a happy life together.

Talents and/or Powers:
- His monk combat skills
- Basic healing magicks 
- Dancing (and singing to an extent that he doesn’t do much)
- Cooking
- Leatherworking
- Other things Dandy knows about

Why Someone Might Love Them: Despite his flirtiness, M’ana is such a sweetheart who can do the most adorable and considerate things. He practically made Dandy’s heart melt simply by purring into him for the first time.

Why Someone Might Hate Them: M’ana doesn’t really like to stick to conventions, so one who is all about that or traditionalists would probably not get along well with him, if at all, especially his tribe Council.

How They Change: M’ana has certainly matured himself over the years since he was younger. He’s still the flirty kitten who will dance no matter what, but he has since strengthened himself physically and emotionally. Not only bettering his body through his training, but bettering his life as a whole since leaving his tribe, especially upon meeting Dandy.

Why You Love Them:  That’s a good question. When M’ana was first created, I knew very little about the existence of RP in FFXIV, but still built a simple story around him, being a dancer was one of the first things that came to mind. And… I’m just honestly amazed at how much he’s grown, how much he’s developed as a person and the complexities that were added to him, making him a stronger person. Some of my own traits were even incorporated into him over time, and I feel that made a connection to him even stronger. To see him grow, to see all the precious (and not so precious) things he gets himself into, and the infinite potential that lies ahead for him, is what I love the most. He’s not me, but he’s still a part of me. 

Tagging: Anyone who wants to show us your precious characters! ^_^



お知らせ忘れてしまって申し訳ありません 、もう火曜日でした…(; ゚ ロ゚)びっくりしました…。池さんのプロトタイプ・キャラ表は結局見つかりませんでしたが、ずいぶん前に福岡の書店様用に描いた「福岡限定仕様ペーパー」のラフが見つかったので、今回はそれを載せてみます。福岡のランドマーク的な物はあまり出てこないバガタウェイですが、一応地元の方々に舞台が福岡であることをアピールするために描かせていただきました。


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