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Prof. Judith Curry: Climate Science and the Uncertainty Monster:

"Climate change is a wicked problem....
The climate change problem and its solution have been vastly oversimplified"

Watch this presentation given at the IHMC in Ocala, Florida.

Björn Lomborg: Impacts of Current Climate Policies.

Read this new paper (09Nov2015) where Lomborg calculates the global temperature reductions resulting from COP21 planned policies.
He uses the open MAGICC climate model (you may try it!) and finds ridiculously low reductions.
The most optimistic EU2020 scenario will avoid a global warming of max. 0.026 °C. Read also comments here.

Patrick Moore: Should we celebrate CO2 ?

Read the annual GWPF lecture given by Dr. Patrick Moore, one of the Greenpeace founders, the 14 Oct. 2015.
"I submit that much of society has been collectively misled into believing that global CO2 and temperature are too high when the opposite is true for both." Video of lecture. Read also Matt Ridley's comment.

Also this new paper
Atmospheric CO2 fertilization effects on biomass yields of 10 crops in northern Germany: "Rising [CO2] concentrations will play a central role in keeping future yields of all crops above or around today's level."
and this very interesting article in Nature: "How to make the most of carbon dioxide".

0. Interesting article in the Boston Globe by Goldstein and Pinker: Inconvenient truths for the environnemental movement: "...until now, fossil fuels have been good for humanity...Nuclear power is the world’s most abundant and scalable carbon-free energy source...Without nuclear power, the numbers needed to solve the climate crisis simply do not add up."

1. Ari Halperin has a very interesting paper showing that on a multidecadal scale, the carbon surplus injected into the atmosphere (by human activity for instance) has a half-live of about 40 years, much lower than the "consensus" value used by the IPCC. One of his conclusions (see here) is: "If stabilizing or decreasing atmospheric CO2 content becomes desirable at some point in the future, that can be achieved by decreasing anthropogenic CO2 release at that time; no premature action is needed." Halperin's short bio is here.

2. The Texas Policy Foundation has organized two "At the Crossroads" days (19&20 Nov.2015) with many interesting presentations which are available online. Click here then the "On-Demand" tab. I recommend the presentations of the former NASA astronauts and scientists of the "The Right Climate Stuff" starting Friday 11/20/15 at 08:35 am (click on that text) at time 00:15:00 up to 01:04:00. Also the previous day Friday 11/19/15 at 1:15pm (click on that text) the presentation of Don Easterbrook (start 00:32:00) and those of William Happer and Richard Lindzen (start at 01:00:00).

3. A group of Belgian scientists have written an Open Letter for COP21, stating as was to be expected, the absolute urgency of immediate action. Expect more of similar statements flooding in. Watch this statement (in French) of Prof. Vincent Courtillot of the French Académie des Sciences.

4. In France a new group, the "comité des climato-réalistes", has sprung into action. Look here for its website and the long list of people who agree with it (most have an academic background). The Belgian site Belgotopia has a list of 550 "IPCC-sceptic" scientists ". I'm honored to be on the list :-)) ***

10. A real cool 12 minute video by Dr. David Evans "Climate change in 12 minutes". Peek also into this animated video by Dr. Roy Spencer.


Bill Gates, who said poor countries “desperately need cheap sources of energy now to fuel economic growth that lifts families out of poverty. They can’t afford today’s expensive clean energy solutions and we can’t expect them to wait for the technology to get cheaper.” - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/new-climate-change-battlefront-pits-tony-abbott-against-the-anti-coal-brigade/#sthash.J5szcsdQ.dpuf
Bill Gates, who said poor countries “desperately need cheap sources of energy now to fuel economic growth that lifts families out of poverty. They can’t afford today’s expensive clean energy solutions and we can’t expect them to wait for the technology to get cheaper.” - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/new-climate-change-battlefront-pits-tony-abbott-against-the-anti-coal-brigade/#sthash.J5szcsdQ.dpuf

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James Lovelock: "They all talk, they pass laws, they do things, as if they knew what was happening. I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess. And a whole group of them meet together and encourage each other’s guesses." (link)

97. Words of the great physicist Freeman Dyson: "Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science. If it happens that I am wrong and the climate experts are right, it is still true that the remedies are far worse than the disease that they claim to cure."

98. Words by the great French philosopher Pascal Bruckner: "All the foolishness of Bolshevism, Maoism, and Trotskyism are somehow reformulated exponentially in the name of saving the planet." (comments here and here)

99. R. Lindzen: "Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age"

 "Le doute est le commen-cement de la science ; qui ne doute de rien n'examine rien ; qui n'examine rien ne découvre rien ; qui ne découvre rien est aveugle et demeure aveugle".
Jean Chardin, 1686. Journal du voyage du chevalier Chardin en Perse.


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Fire and Ice, R. Frost, 1920

"The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda."
Michael Crichton + 4Nov08
(best speeches here and here)
Josh cartoons

"Und denn, man muß das Wahre immer wiederholen, weil auch der Irrtum um uns her immer wieder gepredigt wird, und zwar nicht von einzelnen, sondern von der Masse. In Zeitungen und Enzyklopädien, auf Schulen und Universitäten, überall ist der Irrtum oben auf, und es ist ihm wohl und behaglich, im Gefühl der Majorität, die auf seiner Seite ist". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1828.

A complete list (with links!) of all things caused by global warming! (video)



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The data of MeteoLCD are used to compute the UV-Index published by several Luxembourg periodicals. A research project done in collaboration with the Radiation Protection Office of Luxembourg studies the general UV pattern and the relationship between UVB irradiance and tropospheric ozone concentrations. 

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Lycée Classique de Diekirch
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