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The sun sends a charged cloud hurtling our way


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#1 OFFLINE   rrrick8

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:07 PM

An unusually complex magnetic eruption on the sun has flung a large cloud of electrically charged particles towards Earth. When the cloud hits, which could be anytime now, it could spark aurorae in the skies around the poles and pose a threat to satellites – though probably not a particularly severe one.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:07 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   john18

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:35 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:41 AM

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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#6 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:43 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:32 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:37 AM

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:


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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:33 AM

:lol:

However, the sun's output, quite possibly, might have far more to do with that climate change than man's influence on this planet.


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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:40 AM

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.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

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.

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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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

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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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:24 AM

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.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:55 PM

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.


I think the solar activity is supposed to peak around December 21, 2012.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:59 PM

Seems like it's time to continue this discussion here:
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