28 Oct 2015

Solar storms

With falling solar activity, the likelihood of extreme solar storms is falling. I see the Southgate news site reports that research has indicated the earth suffered a couple of destructive solar storms more than 1000 years ago. If these happened today they would pose a real threat to power supplies, satellites and our whole way of life in the 21st century. We cannot ever be complacent as these events often happen "out of the blue".

See http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/october/extreme_solar_storms.htm#.VjCdPCtEd80  .


Anonymous said...

Don't worry Roger, we are not too far off a polarity reversal of our planetary magnetic field so the Van Allen belt will go away for many years, also we are still in the honeymoon warm interglacial period, in a few hundred years we might be under a few hundred feet of ice as the next ice age starts, that will happen again as it has done many cycles through geological history.

So keep your pecker up and smile as we will be alright for the rest of our time.


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Roger G3XBM said...

Thanks Alan. I am not worried by this in my lifetime. Not sure about climate change.