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Emeritus Prof. William GRAY (Colorado State Univ.) has written a very interesting paper about the wrong water-vapour feedback and missing ocean influence in the global climate models. He shows that the water vapour feedback is small but negative, and that the warming to be expected from a doubling of atmospheric CO2 will be about 0.2 to 0.3 °C !

0. Dr. Pat Frank is one of the rare scientists who critically analyzes the uncertainty ("errors") of climate data and climate models. His paper "Negligence, Non-Science, and Consensus Climatology" published in Energy&Environment shows that the uncertainty due to error propagation and bias in climate data and models (especially due to their impossibility to model cloud cover sufficiently precisely) is so large that the small declared and predicted warming is swamped by the statistical uncertainty, and that causal attribution of global warming becomes impossible (link to abstract, full paper is paywalled). Read also here and here and here and here (figure at the left adapted from the paper: the 2*sigma intervals from start and end overlap: the start and end temperatures are not significantly different!)

1. Germany's 2020 greenhouse target not longer feasible: "Politically troublesome regulations of coal power plants will merely result in cuts in emissions that are one tenth of what is needed."

2. "Emissionshandel braucht Schutz vor Politikern". Read this comment in the Frankfurter Allgemeine. Read also this comment from Dirk Maxeimer: "Man kann mit dem sogenannten Klimaschutz alles rechtfertigen, jedes Verbot, jede Steuererhöhung, jede noch so stümperhafte „Energiewende“"

3.
Qvist & Brook have published a very interesting paper "Potential for Worldwide Displacement of Fossil-Fuel Electricity by Nuclear Energy in Three Decades Based on Extrapolation of Regional Deployment Data" based on Swedish data. They show that all the fossil-fuel derived electricity could be replaced by emission-free nuclear electricity in 24-24 years! (free access to full paper at PLOS one).

4. *** Open letter to the Pope Francis on Climate Change by >100 scientists published by the Cornvall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation: "The Poor Would Suffer Most from Attempts to Restrict Affordable Energy Use" ***

5. Caustic article in the "Wirtschaftswoche" condemning the German Energiewende: "Bereits jetzt bestimmt eine Republik der Öko-Stromräte festgelegte Planpreise, Solar- und Windgenossen produzieren Willkürmengen, die Bevölkerung zahlt Zwangsabgaben, Angebot und Nachfrage sind außer Kraft...Eine schmarotzende Szene aus Förderantragsexperten, Investoren, Anlagenbauern und Subventionsverteilern treibt das Geschäft munter voran...Diese Energiewende in ihrem Lauf, halten weder Ochs noch Esel auf."
Read also here and watch this video (presentation by Dr. Ziegler, Vernunftkraft e.V.).

6. The UAH researchers have updated their dataset to version 6.0. The decadal trend for lower troposphere global temperatures becomes now +0.114 °C for the period Dec. 1978- Mar. 2015. Read extensive report 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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96.
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)
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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)
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"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.
What power art thou, Who from below Hast made me Rise, Unwillingly and slow From beds of everlasting Snow! See'st thou not how stiff And wondrous Cold, Far unfit to bear the bitter Cold, I can scarcely move, Or draw my Breath, Let me, let me, Freeze again to Death. (Purcell, King Arthur)

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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Prof. Francis MASSEN, Physics Laboratory
Lycée Classique de Diekirch
L-9233 DIEKIRCH ( francis.massen@education.lu)
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Collaborators of the Lycée classique de Diekirch Prof. Mike ZIMMER
Dipl. Phys. Raoul THOLL

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