Samsung Heavy Industries Co.’s shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea. Samsung Heavy plans to set up its first overseas facility to build bulk ships, tankers and smaller container vessels. Source- Samsung Heavy Industries Co. via Bloomberg
This will sound ironic after shitting on primitivism but that thread on electric cars reminds of a neat convo I had with a mate - electric cars are all well and goods but it doesn’t get past the terrible environmental destruction associated with the production of cars. It may be a nice Tesla battery but that’s still chock full of cobalt mined by child slaves encased in steel built in polluting factories. Rather than seeking to green-ify our existing consumption patterns (a futile thing) we need an entire cultural shift towards new consumption patterns.
Which then begs the question why we have these consumption patterns in the first place. Cars are a very important commodity - a healthy automotive industry stimulates and supports heavy industry, petrochemicals, infrastructure, the development of cities. It’s the culmination of and life support for industrial capitalism. Encouraging a car culture in which every atomised household has at least one and often more (which then will spend roughly 90% of the time languishing in the driveway) is a lifeline for capitalism. We will not get past this waste while the car industry remains a lynchpin of our economy.
LC-39A is the company’s second launch pad in Florida, having leased SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station since 2007. Falcon 9 rockets for both commercial missions and Space Station resupply flights with Dragon have launched from here.
The larger and more powerful Falcon Heavy rocket, as well as Crew Dragon spacecraft, will require greater infrastructure than what SLC-40 could offer.