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Kohlemotoren, Windmotoren und Dieselmotoren: Was zeigt die CO2-Bilanz?

Read this extraordinary clear and easy to read paper by Christoph Buchal, Hans-Dieter Karl and Hans-Werner Sinn: E-cars emit more CO2 per km as modern Diesel cars, if you make a serious calculation and do not accept the politically correct monster-lie. The authors propose to introduce hydrogen as the best storage medium for excess green electricity, and convert it to methane to power the cars (or to use fuel cells to power E-cars): "Wir vermuten in der postulierten vollständigen Emissionsfreiheit der E-Autos eine industriepolitische Täuschung..."
See comment on the blog.


The State of the Climate 2018

Read the latest report by Prof. Ole Humlum (Uni. Oslo, Uni.Center Svalbard, creator of the climate4you website) with clear data and no hype.

From the summary: "Since 2004, when the Argo floats came into operation, the global oceans above 1900m depth have on average warmed somewhat. The maximum warming (between the surface and 120m depth) mainly affects oceans near the equator, where the incoming solar radiation is at a maximum. In contrast, net cooling has been pronounced for the North Atlantic since 2004."


The New Energy Economy: an exercise in wishful thinking.

Read this well written comment by Mark Mills (Manhattan Institute) which pours some cold water on overhyped future energy scenarios:"This “new energy economy” rests on the belief ... that the technologies of wind and solar power and battery storage are undergoing the kind of disruption experienced in computing and communications, dramatically lowering costs and increasing efficiency... An energy revolution will come only from the pursuit of basic sciences... These will emerge from basic research, not from subsidies for yesterday’s technologies... Wind turbines, solar arrays, and batteries, meanwhile, constitute a small source of energy, and physics dictates that they will remain so."

Read also this article in Power Magazine: Solar power is economical today, but comes with challenges.

Iceland's glaciers are expanding!
"The researchers were shocked by the discovery that all of Iceland’s glaciers, including Vatnajökull, Langjökull, Hofsjökull and Mýrdalsjökull, have expanded in the last twelve months".
Just a question: why were the researchers shocked? Have good news become bad news in activist climatology?
Read also here about growing Greenland glacier.

We know that trans-continental flights at high altitude are exposed to much higher radioactive radiation (about 50 times that at ground-level). A new research campaign focused on neutrons, and found (rather surprisingly) that over 40% of the radioactive dose comes from cosmogenic neutrons, which are about 10 times more effective in creating cellular damage than gamma rays.
(Source: spaceweatherarchive.com)

Look at this presentation given by Benny Peiser at the De-Greening Day in Amsterdam: Energy Revolts & the Crisis of Europe's Green Energy Agenda: "...the EU's green energy policies have failed to solve the technological Achilles heel of intermittent renewables"



Lying with science: a guide to myth debunking.

Read this article by Matt Ridley in "The Spectator":

"Newspapers, politicians and pressure groups have been moving smoothly for decades from one forecast apocalypse to another (nuclear power, acid rain, the ozone layer, mad cow disease, nanotechnology, genetically modified crops, the millennium bug…) without waiting to be proved right or wrong...Some people are willing to forgive exaggeration and error if it is in a good cause, like increasing concern about plastics or climate change. This is a risky strategy because it encourages a Trump-like refusal to believe evidence even when that evidence is good"

La transition énergétique est inutile, coûteuse et injuste" writes Rémy Prud'homme in a report contributing to the "Grand Débat National" in France. Prud'homme is a former professor invited to the MIT, directeur adjoint at the OECD, consultant for the World Bank etc..., so this report is not the work of an amateur.
"Une politique forte, qui contraindrait les pays de l’OCDE à réduire de moitié leurs rejets annuels d’ici à 2050, réduirait cette augmentation de la moyenne des températures du globe à 0,23 °C. Par rapport à l’évolution « naturelle », cette lourde politique de transition aurait donc pour effet de réduire la moyenne des températures de 0,027 °C"
Very interesting and easy to follow presentation by Prof. Hermann Harde (Uni. Helmut-Schmit, Hamburg): Was tragen CO2 und die Sonne zur globalen Erwärmung bei ?

Using a simple but complete 2 layer model (which includes convection and evaporation) he suggests that the observed global warming is caused to 65% by solar influence and to 35% by rising CO2 levels.

Language is German.

There is a very interesting new report on electricity storage by Prof. Jack Ponton (Uni. Edinburgh) on storage technologies of intermittent electricity producers like solar, wind and tidal. The report is easy to read, sober and realistic. The title is: Grid-Scale Storage.

"There seems to be no possibility that any existing storage technology can handle the intermittency of wind generation and make it effectively dispatchable...Solar plus battery storage is probably already cost-competitive for locations in or near the tropics...Only storage as hydrogen could provide summer to-winter storage (in the UK), but cost and lack of suitable storage sites would rule out this approach...The combination of tidal stream generation and pumped storage (are) worth consideration. However, the number of tidal sites with sufficient stream velocity to provide useful generation in the neap tide-season may be limited"

There is a reprint of a comment of Prof. Robert G. Brown from Duke University on the use of the term "climate change denier" in WUWT. His text starts after the title "UPDATE" after Dr. Bain's letter.

Please read this clear and sober comment from a theoretical physicist:

"... if one examines the complete geological record of global temperature variation on planet Earth (as best as we can reconstruct it) not just over the last 200 years but over the last 25 million years, over the last billion years — one learns that there is absolutely nothing remarkable about today’s temperatures! "

Read also this article by Thomas Sowell, Stanford University.

Look how the global average heat content of the upper 300m water layer of the oceans varied since 1910 (ECMWF CERA-20C reanalysis ensemble). Do you notice a continuous ongoing warming? (look here at Fig.4 for more on the ECMWF reanalysis)

More in the paper by Prof. Ray Bates "Deficiencies in the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5 Degrees".

Beware of the unintended consequences!
"...maybe we should think about the climate benefits of plastic" says Rachel A. Meidl (PhD)
"Simply introducing single-use plastic bans without first defining the problem and contemplating a practical, holistic plan is premature and will result in rudimentary, dead-ended and misguided policies".

Read also this GWPF paper on this subject.

Tehran (Teheran), Persia's capital, breaks the world record in sinking: up to 25 cm a year. The cause: not climate change but excessive extraction of groundwater. Read here!

Click on title to see the 1084 pages long list of the 22771 delegates at COP24. The relatively small African country of Guinea sends 406 delegates! Read comment (in German) here. Luxembourg dispatched 25 persons, see page 348. This makes 1 delegate per 30318 people for Guinea and 1 delegate per 24080 people for Luxembourg.

Extra-strong solar Coronal Mass Ejection triggers more than 4000 sea-mines during the Vietnam War (4 August 1972). Read this paper based on declassified Naval documents. (h.t. spaceweather.com):
"this storm deserves a scientific revisit as a grand challenge for the space weather community"
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***!


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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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
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