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2006-03-08 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Huge solar storms could zap Earth, scientists warn
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Posted by anonymous5089 2006-03-08 07:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [408 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 A more scientific article here. Also I read yesterday a new model for the processes that cause sunspots. I'll see if I can find the article.
Posted by phil_b">phil_b  2006-03-08 07:55||]">[]  2006-03-08 07:55|| Front Page Top

#2 I blame Bush.
Posted by Jackal">Jackal  2006-03-08 07:56||]">[]  2006-03-08 07:56|| Front Page Top

#3 If Bush had garnered more multiplanetary support for solar friendly policies instead of unilaterally pursuing the anti-solar agenda of his fossil fuel friends at Halliburton we wouldn't be in this mess.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-08 08:02||   2006-03-08 08:02|| Front Page Top

#4 And strong correlation between sunspot activity and climate change. Link
Posted by phil_b">phil_b  2006-03-08 08:05||]">[]  2006-03-08 08:05|| Front Page Top

#5 It's Just More Panic And Hysteria Over Nothing.
Posted by Halliburton Astroengineering Division 2006-03-08 08:55||   2006-03-08 08:55|| Front Page Top

#6 2012...
That's the end of the 13th "Long Count" on the Mayan Calendar. The doom-heads have declared December 21st of that year to be The End of The World (cuz the Mayan's said so).

On the other hand, maybe the Mayan's understood sunspots in some way?
Posted by eLarson 2006-03-08 08:57||]">[]  2006-03-08 08:57|| Front Page Top

#7 Check this phil_b.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-08 09:02||   2006-03-08 09:02|| Front Page Top

#8 BFO

The Sun is a variable star. Its output is not constant and there are multiple phase cycles of which the 11 year cycle is just one. Kick in the probability that as we revolve around this arm of the Milky Way galaxy, the interstellar dust/debris we plow into most likely also effects/filters what originates from the Sun and finally reaches here to varying degrees as well.

The Gorians always skip over this fundamental fact when they're out there preaching manmade Global Warming[tm]. A couple degrees of variance in the Sun's output reaching the earth will have far greater impact than anything man could ever do.
Posted by Omons Jins5925 2006-03-08 09:04||   2006-03-08 09:04|| Front Page Top

#9 Flare!
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-03-08 10:24||   2006-03-08 10:24|| Front Page Top

#10 The northern and northeastern portions of North America are historically more vulnerable to system outages caused by solar storms than California and most of the Western states, said Gregg Fishman, spokesman for the California Independent System Operator.

Good gawd...this is more dire than I thought. All blue states will be wiped off the map and the reign of Chimpy McBushitler will begin! Good thing we'll all die with global warming, I guess.
Posted by BA 2006-03-08 11:28||   2006-03-08 11:28|| Front Page Top

#11 Superb Airplane "autopilot" grafic.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-03-08 11:59||   2006-03-08 11:59|| Front Page Top

#12 This is the place to look if you wanna know if you should wear your tinfoil hat before you go out.

Posted by Trex 2006-03-08 14:47||   2006-03-08 14:47|| Front Page Top

#13 higher iron and mineral content in the North and Northeast

It's all that liver-n-onions my Mom made me eat when I was a kid. I *told* her she'd be sorry...
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-03-08 15:08||   2006-03-08 15:08|| Front Page Top

#14 Otto-Pilot is arivee at RantBurg.
Posted by 6 2006-03-08 16:55||   2006-03-08 16:55|| Front Page Top

#15 "As soon as they start to form, we're gonna... ummm..." "I look (at telescopic images of the sun) almost every day, thinking, 'It could be today,' " said David Hathaway, solar physics team leader at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. He compared it to "waiting for the first sparrow of spring."

Is that a European or an African swallow?
Posted by Zenster 2006-03-08 17:58||   2006-03-08 17:58|| Front Page Top

#16 Bah! Screwed that punch line.

Is that a European or an African swallow sparrow?
Posted by Zenster 2006-03-08 18:00||   2006-03-08 18:00|| Front Page Top

#17 Egads. Glowing ion storms from the Sun. Great gobs of methane gas being glurked up from the seafloor. Muzzies running around frantically, screaming about their friggin' Profit...

You know what? I think we're fucked. Really.

Posted by Thoth Theash6328 2006-03-08 19:08||   2006-03-08 19:08|| Front Page Top

#18 Sunspots - why do they hate us?
Posted by mhw 2006-03-08 20:45||   2006-03-08 20:45|| Front Page Top

#19 IOW, the Sun's gonna get hotter and hotter, the sky and world brighter and brighter - thats what happens when humans try to both control God or proclaim on the MSM that God is fake or doesn't exist. GOD CALLS MANKIND'S BLUFF AS TO WHOM MADE WHOM IN WHOSE IMAGE, AND WHOM HOLDS THE POWER IN THIS OR ANY UNIVERSE OR DIMENS OF REALITY. Try to kill Madonna's, etal babes Daddy by poison so that this heart clogs/closes - next thing you know the Universe and Earth's Solar System got sunspots and solar flares. Godzilla's = Nostradamus' "hideous beast seen near Orgon" big toe took out the bow of the USS SAN FRANCISCO submarine while Gizzy was sleeping near Guam.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2006-03-08 23:18||   2006-03-08 23:18|| Front Page Top

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