The Global Warming Sceptic (start: 2017)
version 2.2 14 Feb 2009
|This page does not represent an official position of the Lycée Classique de Diekirch or the Ministry of Education on climate change and global warming. The official position of the Ministry of Environment of Luxembourg can be found here. If you do not want to read the following links and discussions, please go back!|
Please take a step back, and stay cool for a moment. Shut your ears off from the deafening cries and shouts of the global warming advocates, and sharpen your mind. Try to answer the questions outlined in the papers given hereafter, and be open for good reasoning: these pages might make you think again, and wonder, if the mobiles of all these climate catastrophers are pure ....
Working for clean air
and an unpolluted atmosphere is a laudable aim, but forgetting
to compare the magnitude of man-made pollutants to the natural
sources, or having an absolute faith in measurement data of
often dubious origin, is unscientific at least, and foolish
certainly. The climate is "the changing state of the
atmosphere", so do not expect a steady state situation. Do not
forget either that the sun is the engine which drives
everything, and that the output of that engine is in constant
The newest additions to this link list are on top!
|Huge Reference of papers and articles on climate change and related problems!||Links to web sites, books and videos not embracing the IPCC consensus|
Previous pages: up to 2008
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last update:16 Jul 2017
|Fatalities at wind turbines may threaten population viability of a migratory bat||A new paper by Frick et al. in Biological Conservation (Feb.2017) 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"|
|Private Benefit of CO2 and its Social Cost||New paper by Prof. Richard TOL (University of Sussex):"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
cost for nuclear decommissioning: 1.85 €/MWh
cost for wind turbine removal: 4.32 €/MWh
Look also here.
|Acceleration in European Mean Sea Level?||
This is an excellent new paper by Phil
J. Watson in the Journal of Coastal Research
(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).
|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.|
|Diminishing number of weatherstations||
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?
|Berliner-Kreis: Klima- und Energie Standpunkt||A position of the "Berliner-Kreis" group of conservative CDU members which question and disagree with the official "Merkel" policy (02Jun2017)|
|About intellectuals and climate alarmism||From Frits Bolkestein, the former Dutch minister and European Commissioner. The link shows the English translation of the original Dutch article): "Censorship looms large in the field of climatology, which is not conducive to balanced decision-making...Why do so many intellectuals take pleasure in predicting catastrophes? Is it because they relish attention by the media? Or has it anything to do with Christian guilt feelings?"|
|Thoughts on the Public Discourse over Climat Change||
Discussion on an article by Prof. Richard Lindzen (emerited, MIT) published the 25th April 2017."The accumulation of false and/or misleading claims is often referred to as the ‘overwhelming evidence’ for forthcoming catastrophe."
|Tokamak Energy||A private UK company is developing a small tokamak-style fusion reactor and achieved its first plasma creation. The company plans to have a small fusion reactor ready to deliver energy into the electricity grid in 2030|
|Was wäre wenn wir alle elektrisch fahren würden?||
Caustic article by physicist Vince Ebert in "Spektrum der Wissenschaften" (19 März 2017): "Um 30 Kilogramm Benzin zu ersetzen, brauchen Sie derzeit eine moderne Lithiumionen-Batterie, die rund 900 Kilogramm wiegt...wir bräuchten sogar knapp 140 neue Kraftwerke oder 220 000 Windräder oder eine Fotovoltaikanlage von der Größe des Saarlands, um den zusätzlichen Strombedarf zu decken"
|Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity and Changes in the Earth's Climate||
New 2017 paper by Russian scientists (Science
Academy, Moscow State University) Y.I.Stozhkov et al. (link
to paywalled version). They predict (as many
others did before) a coming cooling, based on spectral analysis of
past climate and correlation of global temperature change with the
measured flux of cosmic particles in the
lower 0.3 to 2.2 km atmosphere. This paper is
refreshingly short and very readable!
A more extensive blog comment is here.
|Energiewende - Index Deutschland||A new report from McKinsey says that "...Die Kosten steigen weiter....Zentrale Ziele werden verfehlt und rücken in immer weitere Ferne...CO2 Ausstoss weit über dem Limit....das Preisniveau für deutschen Haushaltsstrom liegt 47.3% über dem europäischen Durchschnitt".This report bites and hurts! (more on the BLOG)|
|Climate models for the layman||
An excellent must read new briefing paper by Prof. Judith Curry (ex. GeorgiaTech): "... there is a secular warming trend at least since 1800 (and possibly as long as 400 years) that cannot be explained by carbon dioxide... "
|Exxon Mobile 2017 Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040||The part of renewables remains rather modest (less than 15%, with wind and solar extremely poor), the total of carbon-free energy (which includes nuclear) about 22%, which leaves still 78% for fossil fuels.|
|"Tanktourismus-Bericht" Luxemburg 2016||Dr. Dieter Ewringmann from the FiFo Institute (Köln) wrote a report on Luxembourg's pump tourism (i.e. the costs and benefits of selling large quantities of fuel at the pump to drivers from abroad). Read my comments here (with links to short and full versions of the report). All parts (1,2,3 and 4) of the discussion are now on-line.|
|Third Industrial Revolution Lëtzebuerg||
The great "Third Industrial Revolution Lëtzebuerg" report by Jeremy Rifkin has been released.I wrote a multi-part discussion of this 475 page blockbuster in my blog. Links to short and full version are included.
|Earth climate identification vs. anthropic global warming attribution||
Prof. Philippe de Larminat (from Ecole Centrale
de Nantes), a specialist in systems theory, has
published a very interesting paper in Elsevier's
"Annual Reviews in Control".
He applies systems theory to the climate data
and finds that, contrary to what the IPCC
says, "the natural contributions by solar and
internal variability could be the dominant
factor in recent global warming".
Excellent and clear paper with some not too difficult maths!