Sun poised to make history with first spotless month since 1913

Many people that have have an interest in the interaction between the Sun and Earth have been keeping a watchful eye on several metrics of solar activity recently. The most popular of course has been sunspot watching. The sun has been particularly quiet in the last several months, so quiet in fact that Australia’s space…

Uh-oh

A Yogi Berra moment – “it’s deja vu all over again…” From NHC Public Advisory #25 DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 150 MPH…240 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GUSTAV IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS WITH AN OVERALL…

Global Warming behind Austrian Encephalitis Case

More Signs of the Apocalypse From Medindia.com Posted online: Friday, August 29, 2008 at 2:48:25 PM Report Confirms Four Austrians Suffer Tick-borne Encephalitis from Cheese Medical experts confirmed on Thursday that four people recently fell ill with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in western Austria after eating homemade goats’ cheese. A shepherd in western Vorarlberg province, who…

The Sun remains in a magnetic funk

While sunspots are often cited as the main proxy indicator of solar activity, there is another indicator which I view as equally (if not more) important. The Average Planetary Magnetic index (Ap), the strength of which ties into Svensmark’s cosmic ray theory modulating Earth’s cloud cover. A weaker Ap would mean less cosmic rays are deflected by…

Brits Under Attack Due to Global Waming

From The Sun By VINCE SOODIN Published: 26 Aug 2008 TWO British schoolgirls cheated death after being stung by a lethal Portuguese Man O’War. Paddling Molly Purcell, ten, suffered toxic shock and gasped for breath after the tentacles of the sea creature — which can kill with a single sting — wrapped around her arms…