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When this happens, incoming radiation will affect our weather, causing gigantic storms the likes of which have never been seen except in Hollywood movies. Cats and dogs, living together! The article in question is pretty long, and as usual debunking something takes more time and effort than it does to simply say wrong things.
OK, so you want details? The source As far as I can tell, the source for this silly claim is an article titled "Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms", first seen online at helium.
The author, Terrence Aym, wrote at least one breathlessly overblown and grossly inaccurate doomsday article without doing the necessary basic research; that one was about Apophis hitting the Earth in — and you know how I feel about that sort of thing. This one is more of the same.
Aym makes scientific claims that are completely unfounded in reality, and sometimes says things that are simply dead wrong. For example, some of the basic science Aym claims is way off: Worse, what shields the planet from cancer-causing radiation is the magnetic field.
It acts as a shield deflecting harmful ultra-violet, X-rays and other life-threatening radiation from bathing the surface of the Earth. With the field weakening and cracks emerging, the death rate from cancer could skyrocket and mutations of DNA can become rampant.
That type of radiation is also absorbed by the air including the ozone layer. So that last statement of his is still wrong. When something as basic as that is wrong in an article, it should make you at least a little suspicious about bigger claims.
As well it should. But then he says this: This is another very confused passage. Of course global warming affects the climate: However, some factors do change, which is worrisome. But what about magnetism?
However, Aym takes this and runs with it, linking short-term magnetic field changes with huge storms across the planet — essentially hyperinflating a real idea into nonsense. They can seed clouds, changing rainfall patterns. They also create an isotope of oxygen at the same time which washes down in that rain.
As it happens, cave formations called speleothems are sensitive to rainfall amounts, so by measuring the amount of the isotope in these formations, you can see if there is any correlation between that isotope and the amount of rainfall. Since the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth protects us from GCRs, then maybe changes in that magnetic field can affect rainfall.
Scientists have looked into this, and what did they find? This idea of cosmic rays seeding clouds and affecting climate has been around for a while I researched it pretty thoroughly for my book Death from the Skies! Instead of quoting the actual paper, as I just did, he instead quotes from a website called ViewZone which is chock full of antiscience nonsense about astral projection, alien abductions, and doomsday: But that statement is still confused and confusing.
This has nothing to do with man-made global warming for one. If it were that big a source of warming the data would be a lot more clear. And even if this claim is totally true, it has nothing to do with superstorms, just with low-latitude rainfall.
In another quote he makes an unfounded claim piled on top of a distortion of a NASA finding: This is worrisome as it significantly affects the ionosphere, troposphere wind patterns, and atmospheric moisture.
All three things have an effect on the weather. These "cracks" are real, as described by NASA The thing is, though, they happen all the time and have been happening throughout history.
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They are not new, and are unrelated to magnetic fluctuations; the cause is actually described in the NASA article: Pole dancing In the article, Aym claims the north magnetic pole of the Earth wanders, and this motion has sped up recently.
He again ties this to the creation of superstorms. Yeah, well, not so much. The poles can wander, too.Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful.
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