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New important publication by Prof. A. Tsonis (atmospheric science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) on ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) and its relation to climate change: "...the climate system consists of distinct subsystems whose interplay dictates decadal variability...ENSO and it's cousins do, however, underscore the importance of natural variability in climate change."

The paper has very good non-mathematical explanations and descriptions of chaotic and coupled systems and its attractors.

Conclusion: "The argument was that in times when aerosols were ‘winning’, the Earth would cool, while in times when carbon dioxide effects were more dominant, the Earth would warm. The results presented here refute this arbitrary assumption as they demonstrate that a dynamical mechanism is responsible for climate shifts."

Dr. David Blackall  (University of Wollongong) has published an interesting paper at Sage : Environmental Reporting in a Post Truth World.
In a very clear and easy to understand language he gives many examples how the media ignore major scientific results that they find "inconveniant" or ""dissenting". His conclusions: "...journalists need to understand science...they need to question the key players and to look to the agendas that may be driving them..."
(There are 2 errors at page 4: do you find them?)

Storms Harvey and Irma caused by global warming?
It had to be expected that climate-alarmists jumped on this occasion and were quick to find AGW (anthropogenic global warning) as the cause of the intense precipitation and flooding. Just to put things into perspective, click here for a list by the Weather Research Center of all major Houston floods since 1837, and make up your mind.

Read Dr. Roy Spencer's comment here and this comment in the Spectator (UK) blog here.

Also read this brand-new paper by Hodgins et al. "Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe" published in ScienceDirect: "The number of significant trends was about the number expected due to chance alone"

Read this excellent contribution "What you need to know & are not told about hurricanes" on the Fabius Maximus blog.


TransAtomicPower is a new startup company created by former young MIT researchers. Its aim is to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor (a modification of the ORNL type) that is inherently safe, creates less than half spent fuel as the actual PWR's, is proliferation resistent and runs for decades providing stable, carbon-free base-load power, and possibly load following for grids impacted by intermittent wind/solar producers.
Read their interesting white paper!

Excellent and very short video from Prager online University with Prof. Richard Lindzen from MIT who tells the essentials in crystal clear words .

An absolute ***must view***!


1. A global probabilistic study of the Ocean Heat Content low-frequency variability: atmospheric forcing versus oceanic chaos. New paper by G. Sérazin et al. showing that "large-scale regional OHC trends computed on the 1980-2010 period cannot be unambiguously attributed to the atmospheric forcing in several oceanic basins at various depths". (link to summary, full version is paywalled).



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. 

Head of the station:

Prof. Francis MASSEN, Physics Laboratory
Lycée Classique de Diekirch
L-9233 DIEKIRCH ( francis.massen@education.lu)

Collaborators of the Lycée classique de Diekirch Prof. Mike ZIMMER
. Raoul THOLL

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Dipl. Phys./ Ing. Nucl. Nico HARPES ...tel: (352) 247-85673