Nick name: Time That Sets
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CLIMATE: Sun Explosions Don't Change, Climate By S. T., on December 14th, 2010
According to a release from NASA: For the past three months, [astrophysicist Karel] Schrijver has been working with fellow Lockheed-Martin solar physicist Alan Title to understand what happened during the “Great Eruption.” They had plenty of data: The event was recorded in unprecedented detail by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and twin STEREO spacecraft. With several colleagues present to offer commentary, they outlined their findings at a press conference today at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
This massive sun explosion (called a Global Eruption) is a relatively new discovery recorded by NASA, and that is actual video of the activity. What does this discovery mean? It does not mean the earth will now bake, obviously. Some members of the U.S. Congress (and other right-wing operatives) believe that climate change is caused by sunspots. If mere sunspots can cause global warming, you would think seeing this much of the sun explode would completely fry us. But of course that is not the case. This week has been one of the coldest so far this year, despite sun explosions, sun spots, and other sun activity. Sunspots and sun explosions don’t really affect our climate, They do affect electromagnetic interference, radiation, and solar wind.
Wild weather continues to affect the United States, indicating escalating climate change. From tornadoes in the Northern Pacific, to 29 degrees at Disneyworld in Florida recently (and snow in Atlanta), the weather is becoming more and more abnormal across the U.S. Weather reporters blame La Nina, but even the US government, which is doing little about climate change, writes about extreme weather being a result of climate change: Changes in extreme weather and climate events have significant impacts and are among the most serious challenges to society in coping with a changing climate.
Many extremes and their associated impacts are already changing. For example, in recent decades most of North America has been experiencing more unusually hot days and nights, fewer unusually cold days and nights, and fewer frost days. Heavy downpours have become more frequent and intense. Droughts are becoming more severe in some regions, though there are no clear trends for North America as a whole. The power and frequency of Atlantic hurricanes have increased substantially in recent decades, though North American mainland land-falling hurricanes do not appear to have increased over the past century. Outside the tropics, storm tracks are shifting northward and the strongest storms are becoming even stronger.
In the future, with continued global warming, heat waves and heavy downpours are very likely to further increase in frequency and intensity. Substantial areas of North America are likely to have more frequent droughts of greater severity. Hurricane wind speeds, rainfall intensity, and storm surge levels are likely to increase. The strongest cold season storms are likely to become more frequent, with stronger winds and more extreme wave heights.
White Buffalo Calf Woman Sings! Sacred Song Blessings, gift all a good song, because you are perfect in all that does song. Our hearts reach into heaven, and we flood, with a sound, the music of Angels, that gift us pure sound. I want you to know, that you are part of God, the echo, that lingers till light hits the "Dawn". And we are the magic, that children who know, the heart always has pureness, like the blessed snow!