Monday, September 12, 2005
The Sun's Fury vs. Global Warming
Sun's String of Fury Continues as 7th Major Flare Erupts
I've thought about this for years now. Seriously, I can remember first hearing about sun flares when I was seven or eight years old, and I would go to bed at night imagining that the earth was going to get deep fried while I slept. Logically I assumed that if we didn't get burned to a crisp, things would at least heat up a bit here on earth.
Fastforward to 2005, what has changed? Here's a story about the sun acting up and spewing out radiation and charged particles. The story focuses on the solar storm's effects on power grids, satellites, and communications, yet speaks nothing of the impact it has on our planet's weather system. Why not? Haven't we figured out by now that solar flares either warm us up or don't?
According to the Stanford Solar Center, they believe Global Warming is directly related to solar activity. It's common knowledge that our son is young and still growing and getting warmer. Logically they decided to compare the earliest sun temperature records with the earth's climate records from 1860 to present.
This reminds me of the old Arsenio Hall catch phrase, 'Things that make you go Hmmmmm.' If a freak'n seven year old can put 2 and 2 together, why can't the rest of the global warming fanatics?
Oh, I get it. Here's a great line from a brief article on the relationship between solar flares and global warming. "A strong link between solar flares and our climate, if it exists, could override the influence humans have on the temperature of our environment."
Global Warming is an industry, a big business, and a quasi-religion for so many people. To upset the balance between global warming fanatics and their own false reality would be like telling some religious folks that their faith was based on lies. It ain't going to happen. There's more money to be made by living in denial than there is by facing reality.
Of course we should absolutely have clean air, water, and strive to protect our environment, but we should do it properly and not act out of fear or false pretenses. Yes, saying stuff like this is like talking to a wall. People will always be set in their ways, I know.
Just remember that the latest Solar activity, the approaching radiation and heat, and the climate changes due to these events are all Bush's fault.
Stay tuned for Kanye West telling us all that 'George Bush Hates Solar Flares!'
posted by El Capitan at 9:17 AM
A Rovian plot, I say.3:41 PM
I had the same thought last week when I rec'd my newsletter from NASA Science! You may as well be talkin' to a brick wall.
I'm pretty sure Jesse Jackson & Dick Gregory will agree with West, so the rest of us should wait to hear their comments before making up our minds...
Last week at a going away party for me my former neighbor who was bemoaning my extremist radical views did a major gasp when he asked me didn't I think Bush was ruining the environment by ignoring Kyoto and our problems were "Global Warming". I told him the only truth about Global Warming was that it was a naturally occurring event just like the Ice Age. He was almost catatonic by my response. I actually laughed at him. He then told me how disappointed he was that I was so "ignorant" on the subject and my right wing idealogical adherence to Bush was disturbing. So, guess what? I laughed at him again. What else can you do with these people?8:59 PM
El, it is something the tree huggers hate to hear, there is strong evidence that Mars is also warming up due to the increased solar output. As you say we should try and conserve the biosphere but other factors must also be accounted to get the real picture.
I belive that our mother earth has many mechanisms to fix this herself, it just may take longer than we like.