True courage(?) | Climate Etc.
When anyone asks me what I expect from the AR5 and what I will be looking for, I respond that I am looking to see (and understand) if they have changed their mind relative to the AR4 and to previous leaked drafts of the AR5. If their mind is changed in the direction of reduced confidence or decreased alarmism, which seems to me to be justified by the evidence and observations over the past 5 years, then to me that would constitute an act of courage, particularly in face of sociopolitical and peer pressure to do otherwise.[I just came across this laughable 2007 quote about An Inconvenient Truth] - Scripps scientists on global warming
"There are only a couple of flaws "“ things that I would explain in a little bit more of a complicated way, but those are details," said Scripps scientist Alexander Gershunov, whose expertise is climate variability and prediction. "Basically it comes off as a very objective account of what's actually happening in the climate."Reuters: Global economic realities to trump IPCC report’s global warming fantasies | JunkScience.com
The strongest scientific warning to date that global warming is man-made may have a muted impact when it is released later this month with many governments more focused on nursing weak economies than on fixing the planet…How Bumps In The Road Can Help Replace Stops At The Gas Station | ThinkProgress
ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Levant Power Corp. have joined together to produce the first fully-active advanced suspension system that recovers energy and directs it to charge the battery while the car is moving. The bumpier the road, the more power generated.