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Dr. Pat Frank is renowned for his research on the uncertainty and reliability of Climate Models. His conclusions are damning: the inherent error in the models due to the uncertainty of the cloud impact (+/- 4 W/m2) completely swamps the tiny greenhouse gas signal , making even near-future global temperature predictions (aka projections) meaningless. Watch his very clear and easy to follow presentation on YouTube (42 minutes), given in July 2016 at the 34th Meeting of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness.

New paper by Abigail Swann (U. of Washington) et al. on the drought resistance of plants due to higher CO2 atmospheric levels: Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity. (link to full text).

As told many times here and on other climate-realist sides, more CO2 makes the planet greener and the plants more tolerant to water shortage. This paper finds exactly this: "Continental-scale changes in P-E (Precipitation minus Evapotranspiration) suggest that drought stress may decrease in many parts of Asia, central and south Africa, Australia, and South America"

U. of California presentation here.

Very readable new paper by Prof. deCicco et al. published in Climatic Change (Springer): Carbon Balance Effects of US Biofuel Production and Use.

Analyzing with a very clear method the biofuel impact in the USA from 2005 to 2013 the authors find that biofuels are far from being carbon neutral  and that "corn ethanol is 27% more carbon intensive than gasoline, even before considering land-use change."

Conference by the French philosopher Pascal Bruckner at the GWPF (2013):

The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse: Save the Earth, Punish Human Beings (35 minutes): "Western countries are paralyzed by an obnoxious fear that transforms us into children..."


Other videos of Pascal Bruckner on the theme of Western Guilt and Masochism: here, here and here.

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. 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).

1. 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)

2. 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.

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)
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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.

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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Lycée Classique de Diekirch
L-9233 DIEKIRCH ( francis.massen@education.lu)

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