Archive for October, 2015

On IPCC "Reforms"

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

The management aspects had already been examined by Pachauri the previous year and he has now got approval for his proposals plus some more funding. They accepted what they wanted to accept and the issue of grey literature remains a grey area, but they obviously intend to carry on using it, whilst attempting better justification for its use.

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The public impression is that the IAC was independent and gave the IPCC a kicking, but it is all smoke and mirors as usual. It will now be more difficult to get IPCC criticisms accepted, because they have been “investigated” and given “recommendations”, just like the CRU scientists.

California adopts nation's most aggressive clean car rules

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Source:  Sacramento Bee

“By a 9-0 vote, the California Air Resources Board passed a broad set of rules that brings the state in line with President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling the nation’s auto fuel economy standards from the current 27.3 miles per gallon to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

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But the new rules go far beyond the federal mandates by providing a road map for the growth of the electric car industry, which will eventually represent one in every seven new cars sold in the state.”