Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by sAAdC, May 4, 2011.
"Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before global cataclysm struck the planet, said Monday that he felt so terrible when his doomsday message did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife."
If he weren't full of **** he'd be happy that 6 billion people weren't killed. Rather ego centric to think "Hey 6 billion people didn't die, damn man my rep is trashed" instead of "thank god I was wrong".
Sweet in the mouth, bitter in the stomach.
The Carrington event happened at the end of a relatively quite solar cycle, exactly what is happening now.
In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries. The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren't sure how to categorize it. The blast peppered Earth with the most energetic protons in half-a-millennium, induced electrical currents that set telegraph offices on fire, and sparked Northern Lights over Cuba and Hawaii.
This week, officials have gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC to ask themselves a simple question: What if it happens again? "A similar storm today might knock us for a loop," says Lika Guhathakurta, a solar physicist at NASA headquarters. "Modern society depends on high-tech systems such as smart power grids, GPS, and satellite communications--all of which are vulnerable to solar storms."
She and more than a hundred others are attending the fifth annual Space Weather Enterprise Forum—"SWEF" for short. The purpose of SWEF is to raise awareness of space weather and its effects on society especially among policy makers and emergency responders. Attendees come from the US Congress, FEMA, power companies, the United Nations, NASA, NOAA and more.
As 2011 unfolds, the sun is once again on the eve of a below-average solar cycle—at least that’s what forecasters are saying. The "Carrington event" of 1859 (named after astronomer Richard Carrington, who witnessed the instigating flare) reminds us that strong storms can occur even when the underlying cycle is nominally weak.
In 1859 the worst-case scenario was a day or two without telegraph messages and a lot of puzzled sky watchers on tropical islands.
In 2011 the situation would be more serious. An avalanche of blackouts carried across continents by long-distance power lines could last for weeks to months as engineers struggle to repair damaged transformers. Planes and ships couldn’t trust GPS units for navigation. Banking and financial networks might go offline, disrupting commerce in a way unique to the Information Age. According to a 2008 report from the National Academy of Sciences, a century-class solar storm could have the economic impact of 20 hurricane Katrinas.
As policy makers meet to learn about this menace, NASA researchers a few miles away are actually doing something about it: "We can now track the progress of solar storms in 3 dimensions as the storms bear down on Earth," says Michael Hesse, chief of the GSFC Space Weather Lab and a speaker at the forum. "This sets the stage for actionable space weather alerts that could preserve power grids and other high-tech assets during extreme periods of solar activity."
They do it using data from a fleet of NASA spacecraft surrounding the sun. Analysts at the lab feed the information into a bank of supercomputers for processing. Within hours of a major eruption, the computers spit out a 3D movie showing where the storm will go, which planets and spacecraft it will hit, and predicting when the impacts will occur. This kind of "interplanetary forecast" is unprecedented in the short history of space weather forecasting.
How many are prepared, if this would happen?
Prepared as in having extra food that can be made without electricity... Have and extra propane tank for a "just in case" emergency.. Or have bottled water stashed away... Just saying better to be prepared for something that might never happen, then to not be prepared at all...
Um, wtf is going on in here?
And how did I become subscribed to this thread...? :3eyes:
"They" manipulated you. That is the first step to apocalypse in :
<message crypted for true belivers>
</message crypted for true belivers>
Now you must seek refuge by building a bunker before due date.
*rises picky finger*
lol i am with you. i sometimes wonder about these people....:3eyes:
Its all true, the world is indeed ending, but its all good because the aliens have left us a spaceship in orbit to escape on...
Its called the MOON!!
Now if only they had left the keys too
they are all freemasons lies. nothhing more
Stop reviving dead threads!
better this then starting a new thread... i think you would agree on that?
Na its all good.. I know where a "USO" space station hub is by cuba's cost... Saw it on ufo hunters... uke2: yes thats uso..
Fine, just keep it to a minimum.