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The great "Third Industrial Revolution Lëtzebuerg" report by Jeremy Rifkin has been released.

I have started today a multi-part discussion of this 475 page blockbuster in my blog. Links to short and full version are included.

Interview ( in French, April 2016) with Prof. Vincent Courtillot on his latest book "Nouveau Voyage au Centre de la Terre". An imporatant part is on how the latest research (by his team and others) show the big influence of solar activity (radiant and magnetic) on global temperatures : "les prévisions qui faisaient suivre la température non pas le soleil mais  le gaz carbonique...elles se trompent beaucoup".

Donna Laframboise, a well-known Canadian journalist, wrote a very extensive and clear paper on peer-review: "Peer review: Why skepticism is essential". Only a small part touches climate science, the majority is a very lucid exposé of what went wrong since the second half of last century. A time when the number of papers published became the exclusive metric for scientific achievement. As it is now common that over 50 percent of published peer-reviewed research can not be reproduced, the arrogance of equating peer-reviewed with truthiness should be questioned.

The RetractionWatch website has a stunning interview on computer-generated fake peer-reviews. After SCIgen, this seems to close the circle of fake academic publishing.

Time to reread the famous 2005 essay of John Ioannidis "Why most published research findings are false" which contains this wonderful corollary "The greater the financial and other interests and prejudices in a scientific field, the less likely the research findings are to be true."

Global Warming versus Global Greening.

Watch this crystal-clear presentation (40 minutes) given by Lord Matt Ridley at the GWPF the 17th October 2016. This is one of the best presentations of the last years, resuming nicely all arguments of the climate-realist people regarding anthropogenic climate change and the supposed ravages brought by (slightly) higher atmospheric CO2 levels .
See blog comment.

South Australia had a "black event" (= total electricity power breakdown) during a heavy storm period the 28 Sep 2016. The preliminary report of AMEO (Australian Energy Market Operator) says the cause may be sudden power loss from wind turbines: "..at 16:18, following an extensive number of faults in a short period, 315 MW of wind generation disconnected...The event resulted in the SA regional electricity market being suspended."

This comment writes that "The state’s capacity to produce its own baseload power from fossil fuels has rapidly diminished...The combined lost capacity of 1250MW represents a third of the state’s generating potential"

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***!


0. Dr. Roy Spencer has an excellent article in his blog: Global Warming: Policiy Hoax versus Dodgy Science: "...the EPA found itself in the precarious position of possibly outliving its usefulness. So, the EPA embarked on a mission of ever-increasing levels of regulation.the risk of over-regulating pollution is that you end up killing more people than you save, because if there is one thing we know kills millions of people every year, it is poverty.". A real must-read!

1. A preliminary version of the German "Klimaschutzplan 2050" is available here (69 pages). No comment after a quick reading, but count the occurrences of the word "ambitioniert" (ambitious).

2. Very interesting article on electrical storage solutions by Dr. B.O. Peters: "Speicher - die Lösung der Energiewende?": "Zusammenfassend lässt sich sagen, dass für den großtechnischen Einsatz von Stromspeichern die heute verfügbaren Technologien um einen Faktor 100-1000 von den wirtschaftlichen und technischen Notwendigkeiten entfernt sind." (h.t. EIKE)

3. Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale. A new paper in Nature Science Reports by Shepherd et al. predicting (as many others do) a coming "Maunder-like" global cooling period due to a decrease in solar irradiance and magnetic activity. The authors point to a possible  ~30-year long global cooling starting in 2020 approx. What makes this paper also interesting is that many scientists tried (in vain) to prevent its publication, as it goes against the "consensus" primarily CO2 induced global warming theory (watch here).

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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