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Comment: Re:Yeah, so? (Score 1) 143

by haruchai (#47733475) Attached to: How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

Ah, I'm not sure.
Some of it is fascinating but a lot of it smacks of "deus ex machina". And I don't like that he incorporated time travel although one of the ways that it was done was interesting. If the 2 Chronicles trilogies are all that you've read of his work, I'd sooner recommend his Gap series, which is sci-fi, not fantasy, the 2 Mordant books or even his short stories collection Daughter of Regals, which includes a story he deleted from the Illearth War called Gilden-fire that features the Bloodguard.

Comment: Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (Score 5, Interesting) 441

by haruchai (#47726245) Attached to: Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

The "hiatus" isn't what people think - " this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface"
Note that the average temp is still rising even if more slowly than expected. But the entire planet doesn't warm or cool all at once.
During that "hiatus" the loss of ice cover, especially in the Arctic has been tremendous and that's noteworthy for 2 reasons.

The first is that the number of temperature monitoring stations in the Arctic is very poor. The other is that it takes a LOT of heat to melt ice - turning it to water at zero deg requires as much as raising room temp water to the boiling point.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955