Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Bill asks: So I’m sitting here plugging away at my taxes with the Science Channel (otherwise known as “The White Guy Channel” to some Koreans) on in the background. In the Mysteries of the Missing episode on flight MH370 – the only scheduled passenger plane to ever completely disappear – we learn that the plane had 500 lbs. of brand-new, less than 24 hours old, lithium ion batteries in the hold.
Mystery solved, if not yet admitted to?
My reply: It is certainly possible; we know for certain there have been lithium-ion battery fires in airplanes and that lithium-ion batteries can and have spontaneously commenced combustion.
It also strikes me as plausible that MH370 may have gone down as the result of just such a fire; it would account for the radio silence, if the pilots were suddenly overwhelmed by smoke and rendered unconscious. And a cover up may have occurred, motivated by liability concerns and political ones, too. It is very important to the EV Agenda that the public not become concerned about lithium ion batteries… until EVs have been successfully forced upon us.
Then, the saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety issues will “come to light.”
In order to justify restrictions on EVs.
Wait. Watch. See.
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I work for a company that makes Li ion batteries. Whenever we ship them they need to be discharged so it’s less likely they can cause a catastrophic fire.