Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ponycar17, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Just what we need... Another dang 2012 prediction! :rolleyes:

    From http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,478024,00.html

    Emphasis in bold added by me...
  2. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    As a practicing Luddite, I say, "Bring it on!" :D
    I will miss you guys, though!

  3. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

    I am sorry but I just don't see how this can happen with Obama and the Democrats in control of the country. They will save us all by printing more money and throwing it at the problem. We will all be safe.
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I am in total agreement with both of the above replies. :)

  5. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    All I know is, if it did happen it would make my job very interesting. :eek:
  6. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Pony,:D I hope you can relax about this one for a while at leaste...The Sun currently is without any Sun spots, i.e. storms on it's surface. I have read recently that this is a time of reduced solar out put, giving us the coolest mean average temps in quite some time. And, it is proving Al Gore and the others very wrong about global warming.;):eek: But it is also predicted to change in the future, or at least it should, or we will have global cooling, not a good thing either. If it does not "wake up" and we have a prolonged period of no sun spot activity, we could end up with a mini ice age like was recorded in Europe about 500 years ago. This lasted for a somewhat long time, don't remember how long though. Best regards Kirk
  7. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Yep, we've been warming for the last 12,000 years or so! :D:D

    Little Ice age, from roughly 1650 to 1850, in the northern hemi.
  8. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Kirk, I've heard the same thing about the lack of sun spot activity 'flaring up' :D. Here's a related story with a bit more of an explanation to why they're worried.


    Now, if the sun spot activity doesn't do as they predict by reaching levels near the last cycle's, then I hope that means we're out of the woods just as you suggest.
  9. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Yes Pony, those scientists have been trying to relate sun activity to our climate changes for quite a while, now. I wonder if this 'unfavorable' alignment has anything to do with the anticipated magnetic pole shift?

    Gee whiz! Something else to 'worry' about! :D Bird Flu; Obama; My Spelling; The Economy; Asteriods; Mad Cow; SAD; and now, Solar Winter!

    I'm heading home after work, building a fire, pouring a drink, grilling a burger, petting two ugly dogs, and not thinking of anything of import until tomorrow when I shall head to the range, to make a joyful noise! ;)
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
  10. Right on, mrk! That's America for you. They either want to scare you or sell you something. TJ
  11. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    This might turn some of the most die-hard Russian haters out there ;).

    I can't find the article now but several years ago a group of Russian scientists actually offered a bet of some $10,000 that Global Warming was a myth. :D
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    im with you kirker, im grilling up some steaks right now, im on my 2nd beer, and i have the entire weekend to nurse the hangover with said 'joyful noise';)
  13. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Ha ha ha....you guys are funny. The sun having an effect on planet earth. Ha ha ha

    Don't you know that man causes all our own climate change ? I mean, everybody knows that SUV's caused the meltdown after the ice age.
  14. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    TOM!!!!!! SUV"S!!!!!!! Man, shoot,,,, all this time i thought it was cow farts.
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