Daily Archives: May 4, 2021

Have You Heard Of The Looming Copper Shortage?

by Anura Guruge

Do a search of Google News for ‘copper shortage‘.

When I first heard about this shortage on the financial sites (e.g., MarketWatch, CNBC, etc.) I follow, I thought were running out of copper. That was kind of scary. Got me wondering if we have ever before exhausted a naturally occurring element — one that we relied on, quite literally.

A bit more research today shows that the shortage is due to our current capacity to extract it. That is kind of a relief.

I am glad that we, in the US, no longer use copper for our plumbing. But, I had forgotten about wiring because the copper is mainly covered. We will have to start reusing, remelting old copper.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 4, 2021, Mainly Boston Bar The Tree.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge