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Comment Re:Did anybody read his paper? (Score 1) 1057 1057

"Furthermore, the climate modelling community are now predicting "the possibility" of a reduction in global heat content in the next decade"

Er. One paper, Keenlyside et al., raised the possibility of a reduction in surface temperature due to an interesting modeling methodology that they were testing that re-initialized ocean states every 5 years to try and capture ENSO type variability.

Of course, the Keenlyside paper noted that their model performed _worse_ than standard models in predicting past global mean temperature: where they beat standard models was in predicting past temperatures in ENSO-sensitive areas like the edges of the Pacific and western Atlantic basins.

The "community" certainly does not expect a reduction in heat content.

Comment Re:TFA interesting but light on details (Score 1) 295 295

Ah, but NOx is converted to Nitrate in the atmosphere in the long run anyway, the titanium just speeds up the process. (where do you think acid rain comes from? NOx and SOx are precursors to acids, HNO3 and H2SO4)


So you'll get a localized increase of nitrates over the counterfactual, but regionally the nitrate level will remain the same. Also, I'm guessing that the amount of nitrate formed by this process will be much less than the nitrate we use in fertilizer, though I haven't looked up the numbers for that.


Submission + - Truth Behind the Great Pyramids->

cbroglie writes: Ever feel like less of a man because the ancient Egyptians could lift heavier things than you? You can rest easy now that professor Michel Barsoum from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel has discovered that the great pyramids were actually made from a primitive cement.
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