Source of Global Climate Change Found (And It Almost Killed Us All)!

The New York Post, and a few other news outlets, are now running the story that the solar flare that occurred in July 2012 (pictured below) almost took us back to the Stone Age. Maybe it would have, maybe it wouldn’t have. Either way, what I said  on September 17, 2012 still applies.

And try as we might, it’s completely beyond our control…

Image Credit: NASA’s GSFC, SDO AIA Team

Smart folks explain,

What’s happened to our Sun? Nothing very unusual — it just threw a filament. At the end of last month, a long standing solar filament suddenly erupted into space producing an energetic Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The filament had been held up for days by the Sun’s ever changing magnetic field and the timing of the eruption was unexpected. Watched closely by the Sun-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, the resulting explosion shot electrons and ions into the Solar System, some of which arrived at Earth three days later and impacted Earth’s magnetosphere, causing visible aurorae. Loops of plasma surrounding an active region can be seen above the erupting filament in the ultraviolet image. If you missed this auroral display please do not despair — over the next two years our Sun will be experiencing a solar maximum of activity which promises to produce more CMEs that induce more Earthly auroras.

Have a look, YouTube Preview Image All we can do is watch, record, and be amazed. In other news, we’re dumb as a bag of hammers, and can’t discover the source of the other Global Climate Change we actually might be able to control (slightly) and influence (wisely). Stupid is, as stupid does. It all reminds me of something Sting and the boys sang about, back in the day.

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I’ve got a thing for the Sun, you say? Correct!

  • http://chicagoboyz.net TMLutas

    It is likely sometime in the next few decades that we’re going to be able to drive launch costs down to the point where sun shields and sun concentrators are going to be feasible at significant scale (enough to affect the climate). That will give us a crude planetary thermostat. Keep an eye on Space X and its competitors. They publish launch prices and are booking flights with more companies to come.

  • john

    Wow really? Call the press some blogger discovered that the sun emits energy, why didn’t them thar scientists think of that? Talk about dumb of a bag of hammers…

    • Frank Weathers

      And not just any energy, but energy that is completely out of our controoooool! The horrors this unmanaged ball of fire has wrought on our planet since the beginning of time is (big word alert) incalculable.
      :D

  • J. H. M. Ortiz

    An interesting blog post (– interesting enough that I’ve e-mailed the NASA website address to my sister in New Mexico and to my brother in Texas).

  • http://www.murbah.com.au Scott Collingwood

    Flash article (80′s Police fan here) but you forgot to link the flare to any specific climate phenomena, or the climate to the sun’s activity. Doing that would make this a Mega-Flash article.

    • Frank Weathers

      Warming, cooling, ice ages, palm trees in Denmark; this uncontrolled ball of gas must be managed by us at all costs! Verily, it is an inconvenient spoof. :)

  • Ozonator

    Dearest Weathers;
    You should be writing for the Washington Times. The extremist Republicans and Christians’ fulfill a part of biblical and koranic prophesy as flaming guards and gods. “Genesis 37:9 … “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me” (Bible; biblegateway.com). “The Jinn … [72.8] And that we sought to reach heaven, but we found it filled with strong guards and flaming stars” (The Koran; quod.lib.umich.edu).

    • Frank Weathers

      Oh my.

      • Ozonator

        A half truth indeed


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