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Severe Solar Storm to Create Global Chaos and Complete Darkness
International Business Times ^ | 8-7-11 | staff reporter

Posted on 08/08/2011 5:37:45 PM PDT by dynachrome

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency that monitors atmospheric and ocean conditions, has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike Earth, causing total darkness this decade.

Forecasters and operators at the agency are keeping a close eye as the sun enters a phase of activity that may cause severe disruption of global power grids, airline communication, military satellites and even GPS applications on mobile phones and cars.

Besides this, US Federal Government studies revealed that this extreme solar activity and emissions may result in complete blackouts for years, in several areas of the US. Moreover, there may also be disruption of power supply for years together or even decades as geomagnetic currents attracted by the storm could debilitate the transformers.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; doom; emp; gloom; solarflare; solarmoonbat; solarstorm; thegoodstuff
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1 posted on 08/08/2011 5:37:50 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Wow! Thanks :(


2 posted on 08/08/2011 5:39:53 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: dynachrome

Oh, heck, bring it on...I’d like to see one of the flares directed right at Obama next time he’s on the golf course.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 5:40:12 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: dynachrome

No more stars? No more moon? No more sun?

Lemme guess the fedgov needs to spend billions and billions to fix this, right?


4 posted on 08/08/2011 5:40:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dynachrome

I notice the author didn’t put his name on this fear-mongering swill. Perhaps he was embarrassed.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 5:40:38 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dynachrome

Damn Tea Party has done it again. Or maybe it was President Bush. /S


6 posted on 08/08/2011 5:40:52 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: GoCards

Eh. It predicting 2013. We all know it is 2012, right? haha.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 5:41:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

At direct orders from the White Hut. What absolute carp.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 5:41:23 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: dynachrome
Is this a new scam? Algore isn't behind this article is he?
9 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: dynachrome

wow!


10 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:21 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: dynachrome
Must be getting low on last year's budget money...


11 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:21 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: dynachrome
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency that monitors atmospheric and ocean conditions, has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike Earth, causing total darkness this decade.

A little late in ye olde predictione departmente, fellas. That event already occurred at noon on January 20, 2009.

12 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:46 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: dynachrome
Ridiculous. This Solar Max is winding up, but if anything, it is all but certain to be lukewarm, in comparison to past maximums, and we're entering a period of declining activity overall, after nearly a century of increasing maxima.

Earth is presently experiencing a geomagnetic storm, and aside from lower latitude aurora, there's no affect.

13 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: dynachrome

This should be pulled. When you click on the hyperlink, you wind up with a commercial. Something stinks.


14 posted on 08/08/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: dynachrome

Oh, great. Now we’ve downgraded the universe...


15 posted on 08/08/2011 5:43:13 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: dynachrome

This should be pulled. When you click on the hyperlink, you wind up with a commercial. Something stinks.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 5:43:13 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: dynachrome

This should be pulled. When you click on the hyperlink, you wind up with a commercial. Something stinks.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: dynachrome

Soon the bookies will be taking bets on what will cause the end of life on Earth, the sun or Obama.


18 posted on 08/08/2011 5:43:53 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Interesting Times

Fearmongering is true. On the other hand. I like “teotwawki”
novels.

When will the hollywierd folks make a movie outta “Lucifer’s Hammer”?


19 posted on 08/08/2011 5:44:23 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
Besides this, US Federal Government studies revealed that this extreme solar activity and emissions may result in complete blackouts for years

Well, dammit, fund more studies until one concludes that the blackouts WON'T happen.

For the love of......do I have to think of EVERYTHING?!

20 posted on 08/08/2011 5:45:37 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dynachrome

Well, so much for getting off the grid with solar power!lol


21 posted on 08/08/2011 5:45:48 PM PDT by Partysnobz
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To: dynachrome

Cool! Us folks down south will a glorious display of the Nothern Lights.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 5:45:50 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: dynachrome
"..has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike Earth, causing total darkness this decade. "

As long as we have whale oil, we'll always have light.

23 posted on 08/08/2011 5:45:53 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: dynachrome

There was a burst in the 1800’s that welded telegraphers keys together...a similar event now would be devastating, possibly as bad as an nuke-caused EMP.


24 posted on 08/08/2011 5:45:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: dynachrome

Replace the words ‘solar storm’ and replace them with ‘Obama Administration’ and you have a real threat to the light of the world........


25 posted on 08/08/2011 5:46:47 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: dynachrome

All I know is President Urkel inherited a fully illuminated solar system and now....


26 posted on 08/08/2011 5:46:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: laweeks

You might want to check your ‘puter with something like Malwarebytes. I checked both links and got the article.


27 posted on 08/08/2011 5:46:53 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: sissyjane

Bwahahahaha....

That was great.


28 posted on 08/08/2011 5:47:32 PM PDT by stentorian conservative
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To: dynachrome

I wonder what Ed Dames has to say about this. I think he made some pretty dire predictions a few years back.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 5:47:55 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: dynachrome
And if that weren't bad enough, the New Horizons craft snapped this picture of Niburu barreling toward earth today.

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Not really but what the hell.
30 posted on 08/08/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: dynachrome

31 posted on 08/08/2011 5:48:50 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: dynachrome

This ALWAYS happens to me. I go out and replace my roof with solar panels and now this.....


32 posted on 08/08/2011 5:48:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dynachrome
When will the hollywierd folks make a movie outta “Lucifer’s Hammer”?

I'd pay to see that one. Or Footfall.

33 posted on 08/08/2011 5:49:57 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: dynachrome

It depends who you want to believe. I have a fair amount of confidence that God knew what things would be like in 2011. So I’m not going to lose any sleep over this.

Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Granted, God didn’t mention electricity in that scripture, but I’ll still trust in Him.


34 posted on 08/08/2011 5:50:16 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Track9

“Ed Dames”

LOL Has he been on “Ghost to Ghost” lately?


35 posted on 08/08/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: laweeks

Refresh the screen to blow past the ad.


36 posted on 08/08/2011 5:51:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: dynachrome
... Solar Storm to Create Global Chaos and Complete Darkness

Ahhh... Now we know President Hopey-Changey's Super Hero handle:

Solar Storm

37 posted on 08/08/2011 5:51:14 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: dynachrome
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38 posted on 08/08/2011 5:51:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: dynachrome; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise
Was predicted in 1963!
39 posted on 08/08/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dynachrome

Taxes will have to be raised! Medicare benefits must be cut now to deal with problem!


40 posted on 08/08/2011 5:54:37 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dynachrome

“Ghost to Ghost”.. LOL. The last time I heard Dames, I think I was scrounging around YouTube. He was making end of the world predictions. I liked him 20 years ago teaching RV.


41 posted on 08/08/2011 5:58:36 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: dynachrome
Forecasters and operators at the agency are keeping a close eye as the sun enters a phase of activity that may cause severe disruption of global power grids, airline communication, military satellites and even GPS applications on mobile phones and cars.

Here's the really funny thing: Solar Maximum 24 over the coming decade is supposed to be much weaker compared to the immediately preceding solar maximum.



It's believed that three lines of evidence indicate that Solar Maximum 25 may be delayed or not even happen at all.

Excerpts from THIS SITE. Check it out for all the charts and graphs:
The first line of evidence is a slowing of a plasma flow inside the Sun, an east/west flow of gases under the surface of the Sun detected via seismology with spacecraft like the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)or SOHO and also with the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) observing stations, a system that measures pulsations on the solar surface to understand the internal structure of the sun.

“The flow for Cycle 25 should have appeared in 2008 or 2009 but it has not and we see no sign of it,” he said. “This indicates that the start of Cycle 25 may be delayed to 2021 or 2022, with a minimum great that what we just experienced, or may not happen at all.”

The second line of evidence is slowing of the “rush to the poles,” the rapid poleward march of magnetic activity observed in the Sun’s faint corona. Altrock said the activity in the solar corona follows same oscillation pattern described by Hill, and that they have been observing the pattern for about 40 years. The researchers now see a very weak and slow pattern in this movement.

The third line of evidence is a long-term weakening trend in the strength of sunspots. Penn, along with his colleague William Livingston predict that by Cycle 25, magnetic fields erupting on the Sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed.

42 posted on 08/08/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Track9

“Remote viewing”

I would have been peeking at the girl’s shower room if I had that talent!


43 posted on 08/08/2011 6:00:27 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks dynachrome.

Yeah, right.




44 posted on 08/08/2011 6:01:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dynachrome

Dec 21, 2012? The Mayans knew about power grids! Wow!


45 posted on 08/08/2011 6:02:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: dynachrome
may result in complete blackouts for years, in several areas of the US....

Let me hazard a random guess: These areas are all rural, and the solution will be to move folks to cities.

What's the prize for getting this right?

46 posted on 08/08/2011 6:03:44 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Terry Mross

Don’t worry, Nicolas Cage will save us!


47 posted on 08/08/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
Oh no! My GPS won't work? How will I ever find my way home?

ML/NJ

48 posted on 08/08/2011 6:04:43 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Interesting Times

So many fantastic books to be made into movies ...
Sadly, We will be stuck with remakes of remakes for the rest of our lives because no one in Hollywierd can read and comprehend anymore.
(sigh)


49 posted on 08/08/2011 6:06:17 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: dynachrome

“this decade”

Sometime in the next 9 years? Attractive girls used to say that to me a lot ...


50 posted on 08/08/2011 6:11:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (Just put a smile on your face, a song in your heart and whistle. Whistle like you've never whistled)
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