Tag Archives: Motoring

How the Motor Car Saved the Cities

A reminder of gentler times found at Historic UK The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were “drowning in horse manure”. In order for these cities to function, they were … Continue reading

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Much Ado About 0.005%

What a tangled web we weave … New direct-injection gasoline/petrol engines will be equipped with particle filters to meet evermore stringent emissions limits, imposed quite arbitrarily by bureaucrats let off the leash to run amok. Let’s look at the scale … Continue reading

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Diesel Bans Based on Limits Within “Natural” Variability

Update 2018-10-24: Marathon Runners cause limits to be exceeded. Details below. For those who don’t know, the EU set ambient NOx level limits to 40 µg per cubic metre. The limit have recently been (ab)used by Lawyers Without Reason (DUH) … Continue reading

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How to Boil a Frog

Pierre Gosselin reports at NoTricksZone on Germany’s War On Diesel Takes A Setback … Environment Ministry Activism Exposed, Absurd Risk Claims Ministry of Environment’s, media’s absurd claims To underscore the risks of diesel fumes and to spread fear of diesel … Continue reading

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A Tortured Monkey of the Media

John Cadogan has a popular YouTube channel called AutoExpertTV. In his latest contribution, he castigates Volkswagen for being just like Hitler and accuses them of torturing monkeys in gas chambers. While I agree that Volkswagen’s management culture since ca. 1990 … Continue reading

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We can see clearly now

Some would rather that you not notice that Terrible Air in India Killed No One Thanks to Steve Milloy for clearing the air. EPA claims blue-sky air kills 570,000 Americas per year. Below is a snapshot of recent air quality … Continue reading

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CO2 is Not a Pollutant

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is the new vehicle fuel consumption and emissions testing procedure being adopted in Europe and other places as of next year. I visited the site designed to educate consumers and other parties … Continue reading

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Arithmetic

Beware of people who use numbers for something other than arithmetic.

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The #dieselgate Crusade (Part 2)

Following on from an earlier blog post The US-EPA, politicians, presstitutes and activists pretending to be journalists regularly conflate different types of tailpipe emissions. They wouldn’t do it if they were trying to inform the public. Instead they only try … Continue reading

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The #dieselgate Crusade

If there is no physical evidence required for prosecution; simply an allegation of a possibility of harm in the indefinite future, then you’ve built yourself a happy tyranny. Consider the following piece of satire. It incorporates only 4 deliberate inventions … Continue reading

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