Climate hysteric Schellnhuber calls Corona “climate contract” and reveals himself to be intellectually disadvantaged

There can be no doubt that Corona will change our lives. But not only for the negative. Suddenly even the Fridays-for-future youngsters will realize that their climate bawling after Corona is probably the last thing that will interest us.

In this respect, the dramatic development for our industry certainly has positive sides. Because we have to assume a multi-dimensional recession, many critics of our economic system, and especially the automotive industry, will have to hold back to slow down the recovery that is hopefully coming soon.

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Peter Schwerdtmann: The wrong plan - politics speaks with two tongues

So much unity seems seldom in politics. In principle, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and parliamentary groups in the Bundestag seem to agree: synthetic fuels make sense. Most of them even see an opportunity for German industry to take a leading position here worldwide. You want to get started. In their view, the e-fuels produced with the help of electricity are exactly the stuff that will keep planes in the air, ships in motion and trucks in motion in the future - but not a passenger car, please. It should drive electrically. That's the plan.


CES Las Vegas: Audi's view of the future

If you visit the CES in the gaming paradise of Las Vegas, which takes place in the first days of a new year, you think you are at a car show. Here, digitization in the automobile is more visible than at the car shows in Los Angeles, Geneva, Frankfurt or Detroit.

However, the highlights of consumer electronics also play an important role, but no longer the main role. Audi is one of the first manufacturers to discover the Consumer Electronic Show as a projection screen for innovative future developments. All major automakers are now present in Las Vegas.


Chancellor's New Year's address: a series of flat phrases

When the Chancellor speaks of man-made climate change, even though she knows as a scientist the uncertainty of this claim, I doubt that she is a physicist. The intelligent, no cleverly orchestrated climate hysteria has led to the fact that with the CO2- Guilty the government and the EU have virtually generated a money printing machine. CO2 as a license for unlimited turning on the control screw.

I had just written these sentences when this open letter "fluttered" into my electronic mailbox, which the association UTR | Environment | Technology | Law | e.V. transmitted. Sender of the renowned graduate chemist Dr. rer. nat. Hans Penner.


Guest contribution by Peter Schwerdtmann: Confessions of an old car fan

The Vienna Philharmonic is still playing the traditional New Year's concert, so I catch myself in the middle of a Korean manufacturer's configurator looking for the right infotainment for a compact SUV - with battery drive. Should I be one of the more than fifty percent of Germans considering buying an electric car? They raised me with petrol from an early age, first for the Fiat Topolino, then with a mixture for the DKW 1000 SP with a proud 55 hp.


Toyota C-HR: More power for the bestseller

It was worth it that Toyota boss Akio Toyoda demanded more courage from his designers a few years ago and also gave them the necessary freedom. The striking design of the currently face-lifted C-HR (Coupé High Rider) has not been revised, but it has been skilfully polished.

The optical design revision of the front and rear view does not make the characterful crossover a new car, but in the sum of numerous renewed details it creates a modern and pleasing impression with a presence typical of SUVs. For example with narrow LED headlights and a sculptural front. The rear is dominated by a spoiler growing out of the roof and interestingly shaped taillights. The large wheels look for protection under muscular wheel arches and suggest impressively off-road capability, which the front-wheel drive as a crossover, i.e. as a compact SUV, does not want to show and should show.


Guest commentary by Peter Schwerdtmann: Learn from the Chinese…

China is years ahead of us in electromobility. This has been a mantra of environmental activists and the media for years. They saw German industry at risk because it allegedly refused to accept the technology change that had begun long ago. The Greens and even the anti-car association Deutsche Umwelthilfe with its less than 300 members were able to stand up and shed crocodile tears in torrents. With their extreme demands, they only wanted to enable the German automotive industry to survive, they claimed.

Author Peter Schwerdtmann


"How To Survive The Coming Ice Age" - The Media And Climate Change

Those who believe in science sometimes have to wonder how changeable their findings are at times. Also to be observed on the cover pictures of magazines that disseminate the respective findings. Not only the renowned Time Magazine, but also German media warned of an impending ice age in the seventies to the eighties of the last century: "How To Survive The Coming Ice Age".

In 30 years' time, will we also look at today's climate discussion with the looming heat wave with amusement and realize that we were wrong with the looming "climate catastrophe"? We don't know, but even serious climate scientists like Hans von Storch warn less of a "climate catastrophe" than of the religious climate hysteria. For every weather event, this is referred to as the result of climate change. "Many of my colleagues are fed up with these exaggerations," says von Storch and has thus caught a brilliant shit storm.