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The 50:1 project is now on-line. Watch these videos with interviews of scientists, journalists, economists... on anthropogenic global warming.

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)

Very interesting research by Dipl. Ing. (ETH) F. Ferroni: Solar PV modules may emit more CO2eq than modern coal power houses! (978 versus 846 g. CO2/kWh). This paper from 2007 gives a very large range for PV of  [50 - 300] CO2/kWh (not CO2eq, so the emissions of NH3 and SF6 during PV manufacture seem to be ignored...) and this 2011 BNL paper gives the usual numbers [30 - 40].

0. Norman Borlaugh, the father of the green revolution, would be 100 now. Read here. He said:
"One of the greatest threats to mankind today is that the world may be choked by an explosively pervading but well camouflaged bureaucracy." Does that ring a bell?

1. A new paper in Nature Climate Change acknowledges that sea-level rise per year has fallen by 30% during the last decade. See comment here.

2. A near miss: A 2012 solar superstorm comparable to the 1859 Carrington event could have wiped out communications! Read discussion here and here.

3. An interesting comment by Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the new website fivethirtyeight: Disasters cost more than ever - but not because of climate change.

4. Something more funny for our German fluent readers: watch here the humoristic emission "Heute Show" from public station ZDF making fun of the derailing EEG (h.t. notrickszone). Read also this article of Prof. Vahrenholt "Ohne Kurskorrektur wird die Energiewende scheitern" (Deutscher Arbeitgeber Verband).

5. A new book by famous climate realist Dr. Tim Ball ( a retired professor of the University of Winnipeg): The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science. You might not agree with all arguments, but this book shows that a politicized science can not but loose its innocence.
Read a short discussion here .

6. New important report by Lewis & Crok (with a foreword by Prof. Curry): A Sensitive Matter. How the IPCC buried evidence showing good news on global warming.
"We suggest a best estimate of transient climate response of 1.35°C". (i.e. +1.35°C is the best estimate for the expected warming due to a doubling of atmospheric CO2). Read also here.

7. *** EFI Experten raten: "EEG abschaffen!" Schlussfolgerung hier.*** (Feb. 2014) Komplett-Text des EFI 2014 Gutachtens hier.

8. Dr Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, made a testimony (25 Feb 2014) before the US Senate: "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years."

9. The APS (American Physical Society) is revising its 2007 statement on climate change. It held a workshop on that matter. The transcription (over 300 pages!) makes for a very interesting reading, as many well known scientists from both camps (Christy, Curry, Lindzen, Santer...) spoke out in a very civilized manner. The conclusion seems to be "we don't know..."

10. The CRU has published a very interesting Google Earth application, allowing to display annual temperature anomalies by clicking on a geographic grid cell. See Greenland's two warming phases (the first with much lower atmospheric CO2 concentration than today!)
Click here for the kml file!

Free iPhone applet LCDWeather!(see also LCD-App)

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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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
Dipl. Phys. Raoul THOLL

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