Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot!!

"Everyone always complains about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it." - Mark Twain

From National Geographic News...

Stronger Solar Storms Predicted; Blackouts May Result

"The next 11-year solar storm cycle should be significantly stronger than the current one, which may mean big problems for power grids and GPS systems and other satellite-enabled technology, scientists announced today.
The stronger solar storms could start as early as this year or as late as 2008 and should peak around 2012.

"We predict the next solar cycle will be 30 to 50 percent stronger than the last cycle," said Mausumi Dikpati, a solar scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, yesterday in a telephone briefing with reporters.

So the big news is that for the next eleven years, the sun is going to be hot.

Okay, maybe that is an over-simplification.

The sun is going to be active, and aparently this is going to cause us (human beings) some problems. It could cause electrical blackouts, communications problems, and it could affect space travel, among other things.

The good news is, (if you believe in the adaptability of human beings,) (which I do,) we will work these problems out.

I refuse to buy into apocalyptic gloom and doom theories. Human beings went to the Moon (several times) with vehicles made from aluminum foil, instrumentation made up of vacuum tubes and large, round knobs, and computers with less computing power than my wrist watch.

We will survive this.

Now the only question that remains is this...

Can the Left and the Main Stream Media figure out a way to make this George W. Bush's fault?

And if they do, are they admitting to America that they believe that he is powerful enough to control the sun?

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