Sunday, January 06, 2008

Solar Cycle 24 begins

From here:
Many forecasters believe Solar Cycle 24 will be big and intense. Peaking in 2011 or 2012, the cycle to come could have significant impacts on telecommunications, air traffic, power grids and GPS systems. (And don't forget the Northern Lights!) In this age of satellites and cell phones, the next solar cycle could make itself felt as never before.

The furious storms won't start right away, however. Solar cycles usually take a few years to build to a frenzy and Cycle 24 will be no exception. "We still have some quiet times ahead," says Hathaway.

From here:
Solar physicists have been waiting for the appearance of a reversed-polarity sunspot to signal the start of the next solar cycle. The wait is over. On Jan. 4th, a magnetically reversed sunspot emerged at solar latitude 30 N, shown in this photo taken by Greg Piepol of Rockville, Maryland.

And here's a link to SOLARCYCLE24.COM for all Solar and Auruoa needs! This cycle looks like the peak will be around 2011 to 2012. Funny thing did the Mayan's have any foreknowledge when they ended their calender in 2012? Heh!

Well here is the news release from the Space and Science Research Center here.

Today, the Space and Science Research Center, (SSRC) in Orlando, Florida announces that it has confirmed the recent web announcement of NASA solar physicists that there are substantial changes occurring in the sun’s surface. The SSRC has further researched these changes and has concluded they will bring about the next climate change to one of a long lasting cold era.

Today, Director of the SSRC, John Casey has reaffirmed earlier research he led that independently discovered the sun’s changes are the result of a family of cycles that bring about climate shifts from cold climate to warm and back again.

“We today confirm the recent announcement by NASA that there are historic and important changes taking place on the sun’s surface. This will have only one outcome - a new climate change is coming that will bring an extended period of deep cold to the planet. This is not however a unique event for the planet although it is critically important news to this and the next generations. It is but the normal sequence of alternating climate changes that has been going on for thousands of years.

That about debunks Global Warming huh? Global Warming and Cooling occur in cycles and have "been going on for thousands of years." And the Solar Cycles are part of Climate Change.

UPDATE: I have been informed that SSRC's John Casey could be a fake. After going though the Climate Change blogs the consensus is this is an ad-hoc web site here. I stand corrected. However I still do not agree that global warming is caused by C02 or human made. I don't think the label "denier" is correct either for those who do not agree that the theory of AGW is happening. I still think Solar Cycles do play a part in Global cooling and warming.


Fearless Leader Sue said...

Chris Crawford has left a new comment on your post "Solar Cycle 24 begins":

Fearless Leader Sue, you might want to check into Mr. John Casey and the SSRC. It appears that his research institute is a one-man operation using a front address. Mr. Casey has no record in the scientific literature that I can find. He does not appear in the IPCC reports, and searches for him at ClimateAudit, RealClimate, and several other sites show no references whatsoever to this gentleman.

It may well be that you have been taken in by a hoax. Don't feel bad -- you're in good company. I have found 94 other websites that made the same mistake.

Fearless Leader Sue said...

Vierotchka has left a new comment on your post "Solar Cycle 24 begins":

Space and Science Research Center' looks to be a scam, I would not trust anything from them
"John L. Casey the "Director" of the SSRC, appears to be a real individual with a history of creating factious fundraising organizations which only exist on paper, dummy Internet websites, mailing drops and telephone answering services. The biggest venture may have been “Casey Aerospace Corporation” a space tourist company and was seeking a capitalization of $50 million. Some of the organizations associated with this individual include the following.
1. “Space and Science Research Center” (Active website)
2. “Global Foundation for Sustained Development” (Domain in premature deletion)
3. “International Space Science Fund” (Domain controlled by squatter since 2006-12-14)
4. “Afghan Women And Children Fund” (Domain released after 2005-03-13)
5. “The Iraq Women And Children Fund” (Domain not verified)
6. “Fideligent Corporation” (Released about 2006-04-02)
7. “Verity Management Services Inc.” (VMS) (No website found)
8. “Casey Aerospace Corporation” (Domain released before 2000)"

The building does exist however the address he lists is on the "intelligent office" [1] list of locations. Which means he is a one man band and a shill. His predictions are completely off the wall, current solar models don't have any conclusive predictions.


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So, it seems that you've been had.