NASA will today hold
a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss
data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses mission
that reveals the sun’s solar wind is at a 50-year low. A
statement already released by the space agency has stressed that
"the sun’s current state could result in changing conditions
in the solar system."
Lack of solar activity in 2008 has coincided with evidence of
trend across the world.
Rapid decrease in solar activity is an event that
has always preceded so called mini-ice age periods throughout
history, no wonder then that many scientists are predicting prolonged
Not those at the South African department of environmental
In a South African Independent article titled "Warming
has a hand in recent wild weather", Joanne Yawitch,
the deputy director general in the department of environmental
affairs and tourism, noted that "climate change", as
in man made climate change, was playing a role in the adverse
weather patterns: "What it raises for South Africa is the
ability to develop a [resilience] to weather changes and how to
deal with these," she said.
The comments echo those of World Wildlife Fund development
and sustainability program manager Paul Toni, who recently told
reporters in Australia that "The freezing temperatures
are proof of the urgent need to cut carbon pollution."
That’s right - in case you weren’t aware
of the new climate change catch-all explanation, man made CO2
emissions now cause global cooling as well as global warming.
Indeed, all weather events, be it snow, rainfall,
storms, hurricanes, typhoons or earthquakes are also now caused
by CO2 emissions. This is because none of the current weather
trends fit in with the notion that has been pushed for the best
part of a decade now that an overall heating of the Earth mandates
the poor and middle classes be hit with multiple forms of lifestyle
restriction and CO2 taxation in order to save the planet.