I am very busy working on the Computarium attic so the investigations on a possible solar dimming during the last years must be given a temporary break. Suffice to say that I received a complete set of data from Carpentras (France) and that I searched the weatherstation of the Luxembourg ASTA organisations. The latter have what seems very poor pyranometer readings with frequent outliers as 14 Wm-2 during the night or 1300 Wm-2 during daytime, so I am not sure if this source will yield anything useful.
I managed to start reading the book of A.W Montford (better known as the blogger behind the Bishop Hill blog). It makes very interesting reading, and it is written in a agreeable “non-academic” prose. To be recommended!
Update 13 March 2010:
Read this article The case against the hockey stick by Matt Ridley in Prospect: “Andrew Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion is one of the best science books in years”.
Having finished this outstanding and thrilling book, I agree.