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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***!


Do not believe all the hype about vanishing Arctic sea ice: the trend remains remarkable flat over the last 9 to 10 years.
More here and here

 .... and look how the ***huge*** Antarctic sea ice increases by 5% per decade!!


Prof. Istvan Marko (Université Catholique de Louvain) gave a presentation the 22th March  in Luxembourg titled "Peurs Imaginaires et Climat".

Click on the link for the PDF version of this very clear presentation, where he debunks (among others) the "sustainability myth".

(picture is not from this presentation).

Watch also this interview (h.t. NotricksZone)

A new paper by J. Munshi from Sonoma State University titled "LATITUDINALLY WEIGHTED MEAN GLOBAL OZONE 1979-2015" shows that two satellites (TOMS and OMI) give conflicting data on long-time ozone trends (negative and positive trends):
 "The findings are inconsistent with the Rowland-Molina theory of ozone destruction by anthropogenic chemical agents because the theory implies continued depletion of total ozone on a global scale until the year 2040 ". Read also my blog here.


Energiewende? Germany's CO2 emission rise again in 2015. Read here. Emissions are now slightly higher than in 2009. Read this report.


0. The pressure to publish pushes down quality. Read this very interesting article in Nature (11 May 2016) and also the comments.

1. Interesting interview (in German) with Prof. Lüdecke at the Deutsche Arbeitgeberverband website:
"Den Einfluss des Menschen kann man aus dem Klimarauschen bis heute nicht heraushören "
(h.t. Notrickszone)

2. Not Dead Yet. Read this long and interesting article on the dvelopment in nuclear power stations around the world, and on the problems of Genn III designs.

3. EU green biodiesel increases CO2 emissions.
Read this article from The Telegraph.

4. Dr. Pat Frank has a very interesting article at WUWT titled: Systematic Error in Climate Measurements.
He writes that "
The uncertainty estimate developed here shows that the rate or magnitude of change in global air temperature since 1850 cannot be known within ±1 C prior to 1980 or within ±0.6 C after 1990, at the 95% confidence interval."

5. Read this comment in The Hill: Renewables are incapable of replacing hydrocarbons at scale:
"If the climate scientist community was to learn that engineering will not be able to 80% mitigate CO2 emissions by 2050 without inflicting massive harm on the global economy and mankind in general, it might improve the quality of the public debate." (cit. Prof. Kelly, Cambridge University)

6. Trends in Extreme Weather Events since 1900 – An Enduring Conundrum for Wise Policy Advice. New paper by MJ Kelly : "The lack of clarity about future extreme weather, after 20 years of intensive analysis of future climates is deeply worrying".

7. There is new organization "Free Speech in Science Project" (http://www.freespeechinscience.org) which aims to "... help scientists, writers, businesses and other targeted for speaking out on scientific issues...". Read this article by Rivkin and Grossmann "Punishing Climate-change Sceptics". Read comment 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