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Look at this graph from NOAA showing how the number of land-based weather stations has plummeted during the 1990's. What is more intriguing is that the percentage of air port located stations increased from 40% to 75%: is the measured warming a surprise?
Read this article of Prof. Fred Singer on the subject.
More on the blog.

(graphics added to the original figure)


Thoughts on the Public Discourse over Climat Change

Read this discussion on an article by Prof. Richard Lindzen (emerited, MIT) published the 25th April 2017.

"The accumulation of false and/or misleading claims is often referred to as the ‘overwhelming evidence’ for forthcoming catastrophe."


Tokamak Energy, a private UK company developing a small tokamak-style fusion reactor achieved its first plasma creation. The company plans to have a small fusion reactor ready to deliver energy into the electricity grid in 2030. Could this be a David versus Goliath ( = ITER) battle? At least, this is not a dubious venture company issuing hard to swallow (fake)-facts (like Andrea Rossi's Infintive-Energy box) but a team of scientists who worked for the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and who have a deep knowledge of nuclear fusion.
Read here, see video, twitter news and this poster.


Was wäre wenn wir alle elektrisch fahren würden?

Read this caustic article by physicist Vince Ebert in "Spektrum der Wissenschaften" (19 März 2017):

"Um 30 Kilogramm Benzin zu ersetzen, brauchen Sie derzeit eine moderne Lithiumionen-Batterie, die rund 900 Kilogramm wiegt...wir bräuchten sogar knapp 140 neue Kraftwerke oder 220 000 Windräder oder eine Fotovoltaikanlage von der Größe des Saarlands, um den zusätzlichen Strombedarf zu decken"

There is a new 2017 paper by Russian scientists (Science Academy, Moscow State University) Y.I.Stozhkov et al. "Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity and Changes in the Earth's Climate" (link to paywalled version). They predict (as many others did before) a coming cooling, based on spectral analysis of past climate and correlation of global temperature change with the measured flux of cosmic particles in the lower 0.3 to 2.2 km atmosphere. This paper is refreshingly short and very readable!
A more extensive blog comment is here.

A new report from McKinsey says that "...Die Kosten steigen weiter....Zentrale Ziele werden verfehlt und rücken in immer weitere Ferne...CO2 Ausstoss weit über dem Limit....das Preisniveau für deutschen Haushaltsstrom liegt 47.3% über dem europäischen Durchscchnitt".

This report bites and hurts! (more on the BLOG)


An excellent must read new briefing paper by Prof. Judith Curry (ex. GeorgiaTech):

"... there is a secular warming trend at least since 1800 (and possibly as long as 400 years) that cannot be explained by carbon dioxide...

The IPCC’s projections of 21st century climate change explicitly assume that carbon dioxide is the control knob for global climate. Climate model projections of the 21st century climate are not convincing ... There is growing evidence that climate models are running too hot..."
Read also my blog on the tuning of climate models!


The "Exxon Mobile 2017 Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040" has been published, and makes for a very interesting reading.

Look at the left graph, and see how the energy mix changes for 2040: the part of renewables remains rather modest (less than 15%, with wind and solar extremely poor), the total of carbon-free energy (which includes nuclear) about 22%, which leaves still 78% for fossil fuels. A far cry from Rifkin's visions!

Click here for a table with precise numbers corresponding to the left graph (highlights added to original) and here for the stunning infographics.

PS: the report uses US units.

1 quadrillion BTU (1 quad = 10^15) = 293 TWh = 293*10^9 kWh
1 million BTU = 10^6 BTU = 293 kWh


Dr. Dieter Ewringmann from the FiFo Institute (Köln) wrote a report on Luxembourg's pump tourism (i.e. the costs and benefits of selling large quantities of fuel at the pump to drivers from abroad).

Read my comments here (with links to short and full versions of the report). All parts (1,2,3 and 4) of the discussion are now on-line.

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. Frits Bolkestein, the former Dutch minister and European Commissioner, has written a veryinteresting comment titled "About intellectuals and climate alarmism" The link shows the English translation of the original Dutch article): "Censorship looms large in the field of climatology, which is not conducive to balanced decision-making...Why do so many intellectuals take pleasure in predicting catastrophes? Is it because they relish attention by the media? Or has it anything to do with Christian guilt feelings?"

1. The volcano Mount Yasur (Pacific island of Vanuatu) emits 42 kilotons CO2 per day, what makes about 15 million tons CO2 per year, according to new measurements by NASA's OCO-2 satellite (link to Science article, paywalled). That's about 5 times more than Luxembourg, which emits 3 million tons CO2 per year (link), fuel export included. Curiously, Vanuatu is credited only 21 kilotons CO2 per year, the export by the volcano seems not to be included...  how unfair compared to Luxembourg accounted with its fuel exports.
All volcanoes on Earth are assumed emitting 600 million tons CO2 per year, a number that has been updated continuously during the last years..

2. The "Collectif des Climato-réalistes" (an association of predominantly academic scientists, many French university teachers or professors) has started to put the videos of the different speakers at its "Contre-COP22"on-line: look here.

3. Want to produce non-carbon electricity? Go nuclear if you have no big hydro resources.! Click here for a (somewhat older, 2012) graph showing how good France fares compared to über-green Germany!
Click here for most recent graph given percentage of renewables (nuclear excluded) in total energy consumption.


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

Collaborator of the Radiation Protection Office:

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