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800 scientists wrote a letter to the UN Secretary-General with the message that there is no climate emergency.They write that "warming is far slower as predicted", that "climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities" and that "our advice to political leaders is that science should strive for a significantly better understanding of the climate system, while politics should focus on minimizing potential climate damage by prioritizing adaption strategies based on proven and affordable technologies"

Read the text here with the (provisional) list of the signatures. Read also here, watch this video (3.2 min.) by Prof. Denis Rancourt and this video (17 min) of Prof. Guus Berkhout from COP25.

And to be fair, notice that UK academics are very alarmed, read here.

 

I am not very comfortable with teenagers or pre-teens preaching/telling us about climate change.

But just to show that not everyone is "Greta" here are 2 videos about young girls up against climate doomsday preaching and brainwashing.

First is Lauren Jeffrey, second is Naomi Seibt.

 

 

 


Look at this picture which gives the capacity factors for UK wind and solar production from 2002 to 2018, and notice how solar PV remains practically constant at an appalling low figure of 10% (to be compared to nuclear or gas at ~90%). More here.

Click on the small graph to see the (similar) situation in Luxembourg (2012 to 2018) and here to see the Nov.2019 solar production in Germany.

Prof. Hans von Storch (Institut f. Meteorlogie, Uni Hamburg) gave a resounding interview (in German) to FOCUS online: On the climate protests of Fridays for Future: "Wenn es sich in der Forderung nach symbolischen Akten erschöpft, bringt es nichts...Panik ist ein miserabler Ratgeber..."
On (some) climate researchers: "Sie sollten nur nicht anfangen zu sagen, dass ihr Problem viel wichtiger ist als andere Probleme..."

Read also here.

 

Read these conclusions by Prof. Judith Curry concerning climate "timelines".

Full text here.
 


Dr. Stefan Kröpelin
(Uni Köln), one of the best desert specialists, has been interviewed by 2 journalists of the Rheinische Post (in German). Listen to this exciting podcast (46 minutes) where he resists to accept continuous suggestions to scary climate change:
Listen at minutes 10, 19, 21, 25, 29
(ht. notrickszone)
 

Click here for the International Energy Outlook 2019 published by the EIA (US Energy Information Administration).
Consumption of petroleum and other liquid fuels is expected to rise in 2050 from actual 50 to about 80 million barrels/day in non-OECD countries, and remain more or less stable at 45 in OECD countries; so total world consumption would be about 130 million barrels/day in 2050 (about 100 in 2018).

 

Even if some alarmist (German) climatists speak of accelerating global sea-level rise, this is not so. Read this comment and this report from Prof. Judith Curry.
Click here for observational data from tide-gauges (Prof. Ole Humlum's climate4you web site) for many locations. The level measured by tide-gauges (relative sea-level) is what counts for eventual adaptation measures!

German (Wismar) and Dutch (Den Helder) tide gauges show an unspectacular linear trend of about 1.41 mm/y since 1860 (i.e. the end of the Little Ice Age cooling).


In these times where media news of Arctic and NH glacier meltdown might drive you into depression, recover to sanity by reading this paper by Khazendar et al, published by Nature GeoScience: "Interruption of two decades of Jakobshavn Isbrae acceleration and thinning as regional ocean cools" (paywalled, full version easy to find). This glacier is the biggest contributor to Greenland ice loss. Since 2016 its retreat and thinning has stopped: it is now thickening and advancing!
The cause is the well-documented North Atlantic cooling, itself probably influenced by the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation).

Did you read about this in our news papers climate-change frenzy ?

 

Propagation of Error and the Reliability of Temperature Projections

This paper by Dr. Patrick Frank (SLAC, Princeton University) did much furore and lead to many lively discussions, also among climate realists. Applying standard text-book error/uncertainty calculations, he shows that the temperature projections by the climate models can not be trusted, as the small predicted increase is buried in a huge uncertainty (because these models ignore/do not properly account for cloud forcing uncertainty).

(read also the comments here and here)


Watch this TEDx (Danubia) presentation by environmentalist Michael Shellenberger:

 "Why renewables can't save the world"

(and why nuclear can!).

 
Multi-part comment in the BLOG on the problem of air quality and the different and often confusing multitude of defining the air quality index.

Read here parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and the last part 5.
 


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***!

   

 

1. A look at the Shape of Temperature Change over Time. Interesting blog comment at WUWT by Mark Fife concluding "In every 10-year average, 99.7% of the stations fall within 2.25° and -1.75° of their 1920 – 2011 average".

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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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)
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)
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Collaborators of the Lycée classique de Diekirch Prof. Mike ZIMMER
Prof
. Raoul THOLL

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