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The sun sends a charged cloud hurtling our way

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    rrrick8

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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19252-the-sun-sends-a-charged-cloud-hurtling-our-way.html
     
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    Flugelman

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    OK, I'm ready...:)
     
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    john18

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    ROFL at the hat. I need to make one.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    With all this new solar energy being outputted, it's bound to have a warming effect on our planet. Consequently, don't be surprised if we again hear screams of Global Warming is roasting our planet.
     
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    Davenlr

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    105F today, 107 tomorrow, 108 Wednesday.... In Arkansas. Record heat... Doesnt take a solar flare to convince me. A 1 minute step outside is enough. Inside car temperature after work today when I got in the car, was 155F. And I had the windows rolled down an inch.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    And yet the southern hemisphere, particularly the continent of South America, is experiencing one of its coldest, severest winters ever. Funny how we hear not one mention of that--just all the heat.

    Regardless, it's simply Earth doing her thing. She's done it before; she'll do it again, whether Man is here or not.
     
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    Motley

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    It's not just warming it's climate change. Weather patterns are changed all over the place. Some places get colder and others get warmer. Some places are drier and others are wetter. Just because it is cold someplace on the planet at any given time it does not mean that climate change is not happening. :rolleyes:
     
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    However, the sun's output, quite possibly, might have far more to do with that climate change than man's influence on this planet.
     
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    What? That can't be right. Just because, say, Mars is also experiencing some warming doesn't mean that it isn't all our fault. What about all of those SUVs on Mars? I hear Al Gore will be selling Martian Carbon Credits soon... :lol:

    Anyone with a brain knows that our planet has had many periods of heating and cooling, LONG before we were using fossil fuels. We also know that the sun's activity has increased relatively recently, increasing average temps across the solar system. Humans contribute a tiny bit, but we're insignificant compared to the power of the sun.
     
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    A legit article about electrically charged particles from the sun disrupting satellites has turned into another climate change debate. Really? Did anyone read the article? IT'S NOT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

    :backtotop
     
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    I can read. You are right it's about electrically charged particles. It seem someone had to make this about GLOBAL WARMING trying to get a rise out of people who recognize CLIMATE CHANGE as a possibility.
     
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    Did you not attend USC? ;) I kid!

    Back on topic...I have a weird paranoia about the sun or other space-like catastrophe ending civilization.
     
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    Isn't the sun forecasted to have increased solar storms until 2013? I think this past winter we were in a lull with the solar flares but this year until 2013 the activity is forecasted to pick up. The satellites are going to get their fair share of solar radiation thrown their way, hope they survive the upcoming CMEs.
     
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    Global temperatures are definitely up.

    The argument is about what's caused that increase -- natural or man-made. I'm sure it's both but have no idea how to break that down percentage-wise.

    Haven't noticed any satellite outages here, but we seldom watch TV when the sun is out anyway <g>
     
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    I think the solar activity is supposed to peak around December 21, 2012.

    ;)
     
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