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Excellent paper by Dan Pangburn titled: "Cause of Global Climate Change". He shows that global temperature anomaly can be modeled with good precision as driven by the integral of the sun spots number SSN and that of a combination of  PDO, ENSO and AMO oceanic oscillations. His conclusions: "CO2 can not cause significant climate change...Long term prediction of average global temperatures depends primarily on long term prediction of sunspot numbers." Note that this paper suggests a coming cooling, in line with many others.

Very interesting paper by Ellis & Palmer published in Geoscience Frontiers: Modulation of ice ages via precession and dust-albedo feedbacks. The authors conclude: "The greenhouse attributes of CO2 play little or no part in this complex feedback system."
Read discussion in the blog.
Exceptional conference given by Drieu Godefridi (in French) "La transition énergétique : science ou idéologie ?" before a group of the HEC."Il est désormais considéré comme normal, voire souhaitable, que la norme de droit sous ses différentes formes s'immisce jusque dans les sphères les plus intimes de la vie des individus, pour régir leurs rapports entre eux, avec la nature, avec leur propre corporéité...Le seul facteur — le seul — qui explique la translation massive des entreprises du fossile vers le renouvelable est la subvention publique."
The link gives an abstract of the conference. This amazing text should be mandatory reading for every politician or interested person.
Epoustouflant! (h.t. Les climato-réalistes)
Western Pacific hydroclimate linked to global climate variability over the past two millennia. New blockbuster article in Nature Communications: " the deep tropics may have played a more active role in global climate change than previously assumed...it is more likely that the LIA global cooling was initiated by a decline in solar irradiance...the La Nina-like pattern is thought to be a factor contributing to the recent so-called ‘warming hiatus’ and earlier twentieth century cool and warm decades...the paleodata-model mismatch supports the possibility that unforced, low-frequency internal climate variability (that is difficult for models to simulate) was responsible for at least some of the global temperature change of the past millennium"

Comment here.

Lessons from technology development for energy and sustainability.

Read this outstanding and crystal clear paper by Cambridge professor M.J. Kelly.
See also this report he published as a GWPF paper.

Watch this interview of former Cambridge Prof. Sir McKay given shortly before his death. He says that "Solar and wind only ...that is an appalling delusion that people have...For UK carbon storage and nuclear are the solution...".
McKay is the author of the famous and hugely successful book Sustainable Energy.. without the hot air. (link to free PDF version).  Look here for a link to a presentation given by McKay at Oxford University "Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference". (watch carefully: he clearly says in the climate science part "we do not know if the models are right").

Read also this blog-post on life-time costs of renewables.

GREENING of the Earth and its drivers (mostly enhanced atmospheric CO2)
New inconvenient paper (pay-walled) by Zaichun et al in Nature Climate Change. Trend in LAI (leaf area index) is +0.07, 70% of which are due to CO2 fertilization.
Look also at this presentation by the author, this GWPF report, this video by Matt Ridley, these comments at climate etc. and here on the future crop yields in Germany.

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. The Need for Basic Energy Research. Excellent article by Adelbert Goede in EuroPhysicsNews: "...climate models, the basis of the politically negotiated limit on earth surface temperature, are far from perfect....Public money is spent on deployment of today's technology: As a consequence, perverse feed-in tariffs, destructive cross-border transport and wasteful overcapacity characterise this corner of the renewable energy market"

1. Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere. New paper by C.L. Myhre defuses another fashionable alarmist scare. "We find that summer methane (CH4) release from sediments west of Svalbard substantially increases CH4 concentrations in the ocean but has limited influence on atmospheric CH4 levels". Read also 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)
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

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