Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers

I love the part where they say that the sun going cooler may offset the global climate change... as if the cooling of the sun - and the planet - would not be 'climate change'? Scientists used to impress me with their ability for discerning bullshit and developing theories based on facts, research and study.

Now they pull it out of their collective butts and pass it off as science. Activist science, well, isn't. The last time the sun cooled it brought a mini ice age. But this time it 'may' not do anything to offset the vile and scourge of people who are heating it up .10 per decade. Do they even listen to themselves or do they blather on with impudent arrogance.

I like the part about 'baffling' scientists. Like they are all-knowing about the solar system and a system that has been in place for eons while they have studied it for, like, a hundred years. There ya go.

Yeah. Right.
BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers:
"The Sun is the dimmest it has been for nearly a century.

There are no sunspots, very few solar flares - and our nearest star is the quietest it has been for a very long time.

The observations are baffling astronomers, who are due to study new pictures of the Sun, taken from space, at the UK National Astronomy Meeting.

The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity. At its peak, it has a tumultuous boiling atmosphere that spits out flares and planet-sized chunks of super-hot gas. This is followed by a calmer period.

Last year, it was expected that it would have been hotting up after a quiet spell. But instead it hit a 50-year year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity.

According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it is unclear why this is happening or when the Sun is likely to become more active again.

'There's no sign of us coming out of it yet,' she told BBC News."

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