Solar Cycle 24
Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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3 Jan 07
Predict "Intense" Solar Cycle
21 Dec 06 - Solar cycle 24, due to peak in 2010 or 2011 "looks like its going to be one of the most intense cycles since record-keeping began almost 400 years ago (since The Little Ice Age)," says solar physicist David Hathaway of the Marshall Space Flight Center. Hathaway and colleague Robert Wilson presented this conclusion last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.Their forecast is based on historical records of geomagnetic storms.
Hathaway explains: "When a gust of solar wind hits Earth's magnetic field, the impact causes the magnetic field to shake. If it shakes hard enough, we call it a geomagnetic storm." In the extreme, these storms cause power outages and make compass needles swing in the wrong direction.
Astronomers have been counting sunspots since the days of Galileo, watching solar activity rise and fall every 11 years. Curiously, four of the five biggest cycles on record have come in the past 50 years. "Cycle 24 should fit right into that pattern," says Hathaway.
This concerns me. As you know if you’ve read my book,
geomagnetic activity rises and falls in sync with equinoctial precession.
(The earth’s axis of rotation is constantly on the move, tracing an
imaginary circle across the heavens. This rotation, called precession of
the equinoxes, or equinoctial precession, takes about 23,000 years in
relation to the solar system. This rotation is also known as
"Pacemaker of the ice ages.")
As we enter this new solar cycle 24 - again, the most intense solar cycle since The Little Ice Age - I expect earthquake activity to increase tremendously, along with both above water and underwater volcanism. This will pump vast amounts of red-hot basalt into the seas, heating the seas more than at any time in the last 400 years. The resulting evaporation will lead to ever larger rainstorms and snowstorms.
Then, as the earth’s axis of rotation moves past the alignment point, I expect sunspot activity to slow – or perhaps actually stop (much like the Maunder Minimum), leading to ever colder skies.
... So there we’d sit, with all of that moisture hanging
in the skies, and temperatures plummeting. The result? One? Two? Five? Who
knows how many stories of snow a day. That’s what trapped the mammoths.
Let’s hope that I’m wrong.
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