The king is dead, long live the king. Global warming is being pronounced dead as I type. George Monbiot, a global warmer if there ever was one has pronounced it dead in his column at the Guardian titled “Climate change enlightenment was fun while it lasted. But now it’s dead.” The United Nations can’t put a treaty on global warming together any better than they do anything else and a cap & trade bill has been declared all but dead in the United States Congress. Global warming is justifiably dying on the vine.
This has been prompting many skeptics to wonder what the next new scary booga-booga we’re all gonna die thing will be put forth next. You know greedy governments and the financial market won’t just go away and they’ll use by the alarmist crowd like a tool to get what they want.
So who’s the new king of alarmism? Well, based upon this article in the Daily Mail I’d have to say that our next boogie man is going to be Sol himself, aka the sun. The article is alarmingly titled “Massive solar flare ‘could paralyse Earth in 2013.'” Does that sound scary enough to you. Egaaadddddssssss! We’re all going to die.
Does anyone else besides me wonder why they can’t get off the warming shtick? First its global warming, now we’re going to get stir-fried by a gigantic, humongous, massive solar flare.
I am beginning to liken science in some cases as not being much better than the guy on the street with the sign that says something to the effect of “Repent sinners! The end is near!” About all I can see is that in some scientific circles we’re seeing perhaps what will be someday termed as the end of common sense. If the title wasn’t enough to scare you read the quote…..
A massive solar flare could cause global chaos in 2013, causing blackouts and wrecking satellite communications, a conference heard yesterday.
Nasa has warned that a peak in the sun’s magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares around 2013 could generate huge radiation levels.
The resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt.
NASA? Hmmmm, they’re kind of dying on the vine aren’t they? Obama has neutered them going into outer space to visit places like the Moon and Mars, the space shuttles are being retired almost as I type, and they’ve been relegated to being our global warming agency, except global warming is rapidly becoming a non-issue with the public.
It’s still an issue with me because of the continued streams of BS coming out of various people and agencies that “the science is settled,” or we’re going to have “unprecedented” heat-cold-wind-tornaodes-warmth-floods-drought-cholera-measles-genital warts-melting ice caps and you name it courtesy of our old friend global warming, all designed to make people massively wealthy via carbon trading schemes and carbon taxes, not to mention that there are some who want to control everybody and everything, like “The Doctor Kevorkian of Climate Change.”
We not only have to worry about solar flares now, we also have the nefarious…..
Scientists are said to fear that a similar effect could be achieved by a hostile power exploding a nuclear weapon in space, producing a massive burst of electromagnetic energy known as a high altitude electromagnetic pulse.
Wow! I will bet applications for grant money are already being thought about, not to mention NASA will have a new crisis so they can go beg for more money from Congress since Obama seems to be shutting the tap off for them.
Please note that I fail to see any kind of scientific basis for this prediction in this whole article, other that it’s a prediction. Sounds about like global warming. Ummm…we don’t have any proof except for some computer models and altered data with a lot of wild-assed guesses but we have “unprecedented” global warming and “the science is settled,” and don’t look too close lest you find out we have no science please. Just send lots of grant money so I don’t join the ranks of the unemployed.
I also find this rather unusual considering the fact that it appears we’re not having any increase in sunspot activity, which is leading some to wonder if we’re heading for a major solar minimum cycle that may really cool things off.
Well government agencies are obviously on the money hunt again as evidenced by this post titled “NOAA/NCDC – USHCN is broken please send 100 million dollars.” In case you are unaware NOAA is part of the global warming crowd along with GISS and NASA.
It also seems the United Nations is rapidly changing it’s direction in redistributing the wealth of the planet via a $1.4 trillion tax on things like airline tickets and other things to go into a “Global Solidarity Fund.” Gotta love Obama, he can’t spend our money fast enough and the UN can’t spend everyone else’s money fast enough.
Well, the king is dead, long live the new king just may be applied to a new reason for us to all have a global panic-attack and send 100’s of millions of dollars to the latest “the end is near” craze.
Time will tell if this is more CO2 Insanity or not.
Source: The Daily Mail