Saturday, January 19, 2008

Global Warming Alert! Solar Cycle 24 Begins

Don’t be too quick to blame it on your cell phone provider if you think that you have developed crappy cell phone connections. Solar activity may be the culprit. According to NASA, we are entering another cycle of solar activity that occurs every 11 years. As cyclical are sunspots, so is the climate. With a tremendous increase of solar activity more radiation will have a definite influence because of the irradiant energy released. Irradiant energy includes visible light, x-rays, gamma rays, and radio waves that are produced by the sun and is increased during times of amplified solar activity. If we can produce electricity from inefficient solar cells, just think of how much energy is absorbed by other surfaces on the earth. I won’t go into the concepts of the Laws of Conservation of Energy, much less the influence of the earth’s core, magma displacement, shifting continents, continental plate movements, undersea volcanoes, etc. on the climate. Could it be that the Global Warming group has their physics wrong?

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