Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Sux

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach Bizarrely, and unlike almost every other industrialized country, the US has fuel efficiency standards for cars. Each corporation (Ford, Chevy, etc.) has to meet certain fuel economy standards called the CAFE standards. Let me start by saying that I think that this is governmental over-reach. In virtually every other part…

Scientists try to restore Pluto’s planet status

From the “Make Pluto Great Again” department, new definition raises number of planets in solar system to about 110 Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a…

Solar Update March 2017 – still slumping

Guest essay by David Archibald Our divination of solar parameters is aimed to elucidating two things – the length of Solar Cycle 24 and the amplitude of Solar Cycle 25. Figure 1: F10.7 Flux from 2014 The F10.7 flux was exhibiting high volatility up to the beginning of 2015 after which it entered a disciplined…