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Monday, August 17, 2009

Brainstorming part 2 - and some know how about sun storms

3. Amazing on such a day they send i,n Abby Cohen from Goldman who has made some many bad calls over the last 10 years to beat the bullish drums. Especially the logic she puts up to reason for being a buyer on dips. Goldman does seem to have noo interest in real fundamentals as the mortgage situation and the overall debt position of America and the single households is a horror show of unprecedented dimensions. Actually all households need to retreat from consuming and spending and that will have consequences - this academic school bullshit of Keynes was never understood and executed rightly but in any case common sense does tell that we are beyond any sane borders and just juggling from one bubble to the next with more lies and more risk. They will use the most dirty trick finally to solve the situation a world war 3 is the inevitable next step as people will not take it any longer to be cheated by greedy, corrupt elitists who have nothing to offer. That is the final distraction to focus people on imaginary enemies - actually the real enemy is within. Arab terrorists if they really exist in the way the media describes them will pray to god for their so called enemies self destructive actions. The real terrorists are sitting in Wallstreet and DC busy to develop schemes to rob Mainstreet legally and to create this kind of wealth destruction to the regular hard working citizen. Just the inflation lie stole so much money from peoples pockets Madoff is petty cash against that as we are talking trillions. The same is true by the so called managers who get millions of bonus payments for stealing money as they underpaid the workers due to lower inflation and made bigger profits just by that factor. The better Unions are no bit as they know about this facts and the car unions logo is so close to the Rotary one which puzzles me every time I see it. Politics is very close to catchers in the ring they do not really beat each other up they just put up a show.

4. The estimates is for a smooth tornado season - I have to say astrology just says the opposite we are going into a big trouble time frame of earthquakes and tornado's and that is the next weeks and months but we also will have the biggest impact of sun storms hitting earth the next 1-3 years which can have a devastating impact on earth - below a picture from the NASA how sun storms look like and some very interesting news you might never have heard about but get the full impact still.

SUNSTORMS
by
Luiza Becari

Luiza Becari is a freelance writer and humanitarian residing in Brazil.


In 1989, a large Sun Storm caused a massive blackout in the province of Quebec, Canada. It almost did the same on the East Coast of the United States. Most people have never heard of a Sun Storm, or Geomagnetic Storm. In fact, sun storms would remain largely unknown if their effects on our planet were not so devastating.

Sun Storms are caused by changes in the space weather, which also cause ionospheric storms, bombardments of the Earth by charged particles and dramatic increases in dangerous radiation such as X-rays, gamma rays and more. Since the power outages of 1989, virtually every power plant, computer company and other service that is vulnerable to radiation interference, has been trying to find a way to avoid sun storm damage. Their success or failure could mean the safeguarding of millions-- or billions-- of dollars in damaged equipment and lost revenues.

According to Richard Thompson, at the IPS Radio and Space Services in Australia, these sun storms cause such extensive damage because of "the surges of electric current they induce in long conductors, such as power lines and pipelines".

A geomagnetic storm is the result of constant explosions on the searing surface of the Sun. These explosions throw off an incredible amount of highly energetic particles, which stream into space at velocities of thousands of miles an hour. When these particles happen to hit our atmosphere, the consequences may be drastic.

Unseen to the naked eye, these highly charged particles can cause any number of harmful consequences:

  • When hitting our atmosphere, charged particles can imperil astronauts, push satellites out of their orbits or simply destroy their circuitry.

  • If they hit the ground, they can confuse compasses, knock out power systems, cause massive blackouts.

  • Charged particles can interrupt HF radio transmissions and interfere with navigation systems and the GPS (Global Positioning System), used by many commercial airlines, which may report false locations by up to tens of meters.

Cycles of Nature

The Sun has periodic cycles of heightened activity. This is known as the "eleven year cycle." The 1989 storm happened during the last "solar maximum" (the strongest part of the eleven year cycle) and its effects were felt all over the world. The next peak is scheduled for the years 2000/2002 and it is expected to cause even more damages than the 1989 storm.

Being prepared is the best way to avoid the effects of a Sun storm. The Space Program, for example, has to schedule its activities in a way to protect astronauts and safeguard spacecraft. Power companies, predicting a sun storm allows them to prepare their grids to stand the great interference caused by ionized particles coming from the Sun and to anticipate interruptions or even a total energy blackouts.

Scientist have been working hard to find a predict and detect solar storms as soon as they start on their way to Earth. Unfortunately, forecasting these storms is not as simple as predicting the weather here on Earth. Forecasts for most Geomagnetic storm can only be made in very short advance. There is usually only "2 to 4 days warning, as the material moves outward from the Sun," says Richard Thompson. Although the possibility of a storm coming may be seen days in advance, the most reliable and precise forecasts can be given only about one hour before the storm hits. These immediate forecasts can be derived thanks to the solar wind information scientists only recently started receiving from the ACE spacecraft. The latest monitoring spacecraft is positioned between the Earth and the Sun (but much closer to Earth). Unfortunately, such a short notice does not give much time for concerned parties to get prepared.

Because sun storm detection is so vital, scientists keep their eyes on the skies day and night, monitoring the Sun 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some scientists have recently proposed a mathematical model that involves the rate of planetary axial revolution and the corresponding rates of revolution of solar currents at various latitudes. There is some suggestion that this theory can predict past solar storms, as well as future solar activity. Until this theory is confirmed and accepted by the scientific community, constant vigilance is the only reliable system for warning of these dangerous storms.


Just In Time?


The Cassini probe (see
Cassini: A Poisonous Package in Viewzone archives) is scheduled to return to Earth's atmosphere on August, 16, 1999. This date coincides with the beginning of the next Solar Maximum. The probability of Sun storms will be the greatest since the last peak in 1989, when the blackout in Quebec occurred. What does this mean? Besides the expected risks NASA took in launching its probe, filled with about 72 pounds of radioactive fuel, there is also the possibility of the probe suffering interference from geomagnetic storms and other effects derived from solar flares. A very unique alignment of the planets, called The Grand Cross, will also coincide with Cassini's return. Opinions on whether and how an accident with the probe and its poisonous contents would affect our planet diverge radically. But even those who dismiss any possibility of contamination admit there's a chance Cassini will break up if its "sling-shot" rendezvous is altered. The extent and gravity of the damages will only be completely understood when and if the accident happens. Unfortunately, it may be too late.


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