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Offline Thundersnow

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No Sunspots: Global Cooling?
« on: June 18, 2008, 08:09:23 AM »
Came across this interesting article:

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Dark spots, some as large as 50,000 miles in diameter, typically move across the surface of the sun, contracting and expanding as they go. These strange and powerful phenomena are known as sunspots, but now they are all gone. Not even solar physicists know why itís happening and what this odd solar silence might be indicating for our future.
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Tsuneta said solar physicists aren't weather forecasters and they can't predict the future. They do have the ability to observe, however, and they have observed a longer-than-normal period of solar inactivity. In the past, they observed that the sun once went 50 years without producing sunspots. That period coincided with a little ice age on Earth that lasted from 1650 to 1700. Coincidence? Some scientists say it was, but many worry that it wasnít.
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Geophysicist Phil Chapman, the first Australian to become an astronaut with NASA, said pictures from the US Solar and Heliospheric Observatory also show that there are currently no spots on the sun. He also noted that the world cooled quickly between January last year and January this year, by about 0.7C.

"This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record, and it puts us back to where we were in 1930," Dr Chapman noted in The Australian recently.

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Re: No Sunspots: Global Cooling?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 08:23:25 AM »
Yep, this I can buy into.  Why?  IT MAKES SENSE!!  Did you know that in the 70's, the political left was crying about Global Cooling???  While I am all for efficiency and NOT polluting; and BECOMING ENERGY INDEPENDENT (because we can, we are THE MOST BLESSED NATION IN THE WORLD)...It is God who will decide when to take the Earth out; not man.  He sure didn't give us enough power to destroy HIS creation....just the power to destroy each other with lies and rhetoric.

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Re: No Sunspots: Global Cooling?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 09:04:15 AM »
Yep, God controls what's going to happen and there's nothing we can do about it. If he wants to make the world hot...it's going to be hot, if he wants it cold...it's going to be cold.
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Re: No Sunspots: Global Cooling?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:51:25 AM »
 "As long as the earth lasts, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, Summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
                                                   Genesis 8: 22
                                         
Don't knock the weather, nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
-  Kin Hubbard

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Re: No Sunspots: Global Cooling?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 10:54:07 AM »
I thought about that exact verse, Cameron.  Couldn't remember where it was.

 

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