Discussion in 'Politics' started by drjekyllus, Jul 26, 2009.
It's a solar minimum. Jeez.
Must be Global warming...oh wait...I mean global cooling! Hey, lets spin this to spread panic. Lets say the next ice age is around the corner so we can pick up a few billion dollars from the governments of the world to work on fixing "global cooling"
This is the first time in my life I have had to book a vacation to somewhere warm.
GOODBYE, GLOBAL WARMING
Deepest Solar Minimum in Nearly a Century
by Gregory Murphy and Laurence Hecht
The authors are editors of 21st Century Science & Technology magazine.
April 9, 2009âA continued low in solar activity, as measured by the appearance of irregularities on the Sun's surface known as sunspots, may be responsible for the recent phase of cooling experienced in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. In the opinion of many specialists, the downturn in solar activity likely marks the beginning of a prolonged cooling period.
The expected cooling will produce many hardships for a human population already stressed by a prolonged downturn in global physical-economic productive capability. But the bright side may be that such bloated windbags as Al Gore and his leaner companion James Hansen, who have led Royal Consort Prince Philip's genocidal global warming promotion, will finally be silenced.
For students of the Sun, the length of the solar cycle, which lasts an average of 11 years but may go longer or shorter, has proven the best historical indicator of short-term climate. At the ends of these solar cycles, sunspot activity first declines, and then picks up markedly, indicating the beginning of a new cycle. The precise relationship between the sunspots, which are thought to be determined by magnetic activity within the Sun, and the energy output of the Sun, is not known. However, long-term studies of the historical record have shown that when the minima in sunspot activity extend beyond the average 11 years, significant declines in temperatures on Earth are experienced. Regular records of sunspot activity go back to the 17th Century.
The current solar cycle, numbered 23, began in 1996, and was expected to reach minimum and transition to solar cycle 24 in January 2007.
It did not. Instead, a prolonged period of excessively low solar activity has continued to this moment. In 2008, there were no sunspots observed on 266 of the year's 366 days (73%). "To find a year with more blank suns, you have to go all the way back to 1913," NASA reported in a press release. Since the beginning of the current year, sunspot counts have dropped even lower: As of April 9, there were no sunspots on 89 of the year's 99 days (90%)....
At least now I know what color the sky is in the world you guys inhabit. Yeesh.
So far the July high temperature has fluctuated between 101 and 115, with 109.1 the average high. Sounds like a normal Phoenix summer to me. May and June seemed mild though.
Yeah, remember, humans are bad for the planet...
I'm still scratching my head and trying to figure out what all happened with environuts over my lifetime.. they were blocking the logging in California forests and even putting metal spikes in trees so that when the chainsaw hit the spike it might kill the operator.. and their lawyers block all road building which is essential in fighting forest fires.. then they let the forests burn.. doesn't a huge forest fire like what we had in the 80's when Yellowstone burned kill a horrendous amount of wildlife like Bambi's mom for instance... Privately owned forests in the same areas of California do not burn btw. I doubt that anybody really is aware of that. They build roads and keep fire equipment so that they can sell the lumber, and they replant, duh...
Then, after burning Yellowstone and California, with their policies that humans are bad, bad, bad and should keep their hands off of nature, they go on to try to scare us with global warming and they outlaw leaf blowers and such...
The Sierra Club was the biggest opponent to the efforts to bring back the California Condor that was very near extinction. They fought the efforts in court because they are idealogues and believe that nature has to take care of itself or some shit....
What a bunch of fucking purebred morons... I knew one, complete vegan.. I researched food for decades, vegan doesn't work, Anthropologists agree.. you can't get all your nutrition without eating meat anywere on the entire planet... particularly in the area of nervous system nutrients.. so this brainless vegan asshole environmentalist is out blocking all sorts of home building and his friends are spiking trees and killing loggers.. but he was the type that keeps his money under his mattress and was afraid to ever roll the dice and buy a house... so he's screwing up the supply of lumber and condemned himself to apartment living for a lifetime... there is justice... I hope he has noisy neighbors, those apartment walls are cardboard...
I can't take all the credit, but I have cut out refried beans from my diet, and I've been far less flatulent of late as a result.
I may have over done it, I'm buying a double bean borrito for lunch. Should warm up around 2ish.
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