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Entries from May 2007

Cloud Burning!

May 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I was writing a preapplication for a proposal last week, so I had to review a bunch of literature. I found a fun one that one of my collaborators wrote a while back on “cloud burning.” Ackerman et al., “Reduction of tropical cloudiness by soot,” Science 288, 1042-1047. Generally, aerosol particles are thought to cool [...]

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Tags: aerosols · climate

Comparing recent observations to 2001 IPCC report projections

May 11th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Just a quick note this week: A Brevia article by Rahmstorm et al. appeared in Science last Friday that compared climate model projections from the 2001 Assessment report of the IPCC with recent climate observations. Specifically, the article compared the 2001 model projections* to observations of global mean CO2 concentration, global mean air temperature (land [...]

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Tags: climate

E85 as a fuel? Bad. E85 (modified) as a drink? Bad. E85 is Bad.

May 4th, 2007 · 9 Comments

It’s spring. Terrible spring. I hate spring. This is when pollen resumes its course in making my life miserable. (I have *seasonal* allergies. It is worst in spring. Fortunately, I don’t have allergies in winter, when I’m most active.) Yesterday (May 3, 2007) on the ABC Evening New, there was a story about allergies and [...]

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Tags: general interest · global warming · health · Uncategorized