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EPA CAFE Targets Unattainable… And their fuel efficiency “test is [fracked] up big time.”

Guest post by David Middleton Doubly too fracking funny! In July 2011, the Obama Maladministration increased the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025.  However, a couple of funny things happened on the way to greentopia. Consumers didn’t cooperate… ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT Fuel Targets Threatened by…

What hibernating toads tell us about climate. CREDIT David Green, McGill University

What hibernating toads tell us about climate (nothing)

From MCGILL UNIVERSITY and the “30 years defines a climate trend and 24 years defines toad trend department” comes this dreck. I call bullshit. 24-year study of spring emergence of Fowler’s Toads creates model for predicting climate-change effects The ability to predict when toads come out of hibernation in southern Canada could provide valuable insights…

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Battered Aussie Conservatives Try to Woo Back Climate Skeptics

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Guardian is worried that the centre right Australian Coalition government, which won the recent national election by the narrowest of margins, has signalled a climbdown from previous climate committments by appointing a climate skeptic as environment resources minister. Matthew Canavan says there is ‘uncertainty’ around impact of climate change…

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June 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS and NCEI (formerly NCDC) through June 2016 and HADCRUT4 through May 2016—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites (RSS and UAH) through June 2016.  It also includes a…

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Attempt by AAAS at climate consensus underscores the fact the ‘science is not a democracy’

From the “so what?” department and the American Association for the Advancement of Science via Eurekalert: Thirty-one top scientific societies speak with one voice on global climate change In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan scientific societies today reaffirmed the reality of human-caused climate change, noting that greenhouse gas…