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Watch this interview with Freeman Dyson from Princeton University on climate change and the role of CO2 (interview made in the "Conversation that Matters" series of the Vancouver Sun paper): "Not any of these (climate) models can really ever be predictive... CO2 is so beneficial in many ways, it would be crazy to try to reduce it".
Biography of this outstanding scientist here.

2. A new inconvenient paper:  Tree-Ring Amplification of the Early-19th Century Summer Cooling in Central Europe, by U. Büntgen et al. Abstract (full paper in the AMS Journal is pay-walled): "All records independently reveal coolest conditions in the 1810’s and warmest after 1996, but the ring width-based reconstruction overestimates the intensity and duration of the early-19th century summer cooling by ~1.5 °C at decadal scales"

Wind power, for all the public money spent on its expansion, has inched up to—wait for it—1% of world energy consumption in 2013. Solar, for all the hype, has not even managed that: If we round to the nearest whole number, it accounts for 0% of world energy consumption. - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/matt-ridley-fossil-fuels-will-save-the-world-really/#sthash.n1oNJh4A.dpuf
Wind power, for all the public money spent on its expansion, has inched up to—wait for it—1% of world energy consumption in 2013. Solar, for all the hype, has not even managed that: If we round to the nearest whole number, it accounts for 0% of world energy consumption. - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/matt-ridley-fossil-fuels-will-save-the-world-really/#sthash.n1oNJh4A.dpuf

3. Future nuclear energy developments may be based on fast reactors (fast breeders) which are excellent in fuel economy and can deliver very short lived waste, compared to the classic U235 reactors. I stood on the EBR-I, the first experimental sodium cooled fast reactor, which is now a museum in INL (Idaho National Laboratory). It's follower EBR-II worked flawlessly for 30 years. Read here an historic comment by  Dr. John Sackett, who also worked on the IFR (Integral Fast Reactor). India and China are busy testing different reactor designs, as both countries acknowledge that nuclear power will probably be the only emission-free solution that is non-intermittent, sustainable in soil occupation and easily scalable. Look here for a table of all on-going nuclear constructions worldwide.

4. Climate change availability cascade: read this comment by Prof. Judith Curry: "An availability cascade is a self-reinforcing process of collective belief formation that triggers a self-perpetuating chain reaction: the more attention a danger gets, the more worried people become, leading to more news coverage and greater alarm.... Is climate change making us stupid? I fear that the answer is ‘yes.’"

Billions of dollars have been poured into studies supporting climate alarm, and trillions of dollars have been involved in overthrowing the energy economy. So it is unsurprising that great efforts have been made to ramp up hysteria, even as the case for climate alarm is disintegrating. - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/richard-lindzen-the-political-assault-on-climate-sceptics/#sthash.r4q5eC1c.dpuf
Billions of dollars have been poured into studies supporting climate alarm, and trillions of dollars have been involved in overthrowing the energy economy. So it is unsurprising that great efforts have been made to ramp up hysteria, even as the case for climate alarm is disintegrating. - See more at: http://www.thegwpf.com/richard-lindzen-the-political-assault-on-climate-sceptics/#sthash.r4q5eC1c.dpuf

5. An easy to read article on hydrogen fuel-cell cars, which might well crush the pure electric vehicles.

6. 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.

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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Dipl. Phys. Raoul THOLL

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