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I am a big fan of Forrest M. MIMS III whom I admire for his qualities of a long standing exceptional "maker", his publications on electronics and an outstanding book on the Mauna Loa research station (look here). This "hors norme" inventor and builder is also the designer of the Microtops instruments we use at meteoLCD for measuring the total ozone column.

He is a climate realist and a strong defender of the virtue of skepticism in science. Read here his comment in WUWT "What happened to the traditional role of skepticism in climate science?"


A new paper by Nikolov and Zeller in "Environment Pollution and Climate Change" finds that global average near surface temperature for many celestial bodies depends only on solar irradiance and atmospheric pressure: no need to introduce greenhouse gases to explain the thermal  enhancement at the surface!

Read blog on this important paper.

A new paper by Frick et al. in Biological Conservation (Feb.2017) titled "Fatalities at wind turbines may threaten population viability of a migratory bat" pours cold water on the naive beliefs that wind power may easily save the planet: "...we show that mortality from wind turbines may drastically reduce population size and increase the risk of extinction"

New paper by Prof. Richard TOL (University of Sussex): Private Benefit of CO2 and its Social Cost: "The private benefit of carbon (411 $/tCO2) is much higher than the social cost of carbon (12 $/tCO2)."

Nucléaire et Eolien: Etude comparée de démantèlement .Very interesting article (in French) by Jean Pierre Riou with surprising results:
cost for nuclear decommissioning: 1.85 €/MWh
cost for wind turbine removal:       4.32 €/MWh

Look also here.


There is an excellent new paper by Phil J. Watson in the Journal of Coastal Research (Jan.2017) titled: Acceleration in European Mean Sea Level? (note the question mark!).

In short: no acceleration, relative sea-level changes are modest  and are negative in regions where uplifting due to glacial rebound is high (Baltic).

More on the blog.

Here a very good article (in French) on the many problems of  measuring sea-level with mm precision.

Delayed warming hiatus over the Tibetan Plateau: new paper by An et al. finds that the Tibetan Plateau and China cooled down by about 0.2°C during last decade.



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)

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

Collaborator of the Radiation Protection Office:

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