A Bright and Bumpy Ride: Solar Storm Shortie 08-05-2018 TamithaSkov
Published on Aug 5, 2018
The Sun sends us multiple pockets of fast solar wind that will keep us at unsettled conditions pretty much this entire week. This is good news for GPS users at low latitudes that will appreciate the improved reception. Aurora photographers at high latitudes might also get some sporadic aurora views. The Sun also turns up the brightness for amateur radio operators and emergency responders with the second of two bright regions rotating into Earth-view this week. This means radio propagation has bumped back to marginal levels on Earth's day side and will likely stay this way over the next week. See details on these events and what else the Sun has in store in this forecast shortie.
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Published on Aug 9, 2018
There are major problems with most geo-engineering proposals. Any aluminum spray will poison crops and cause brain damage. All stratospheric blocking measures will affect crop photosynthesis (this study). As for marine cloud brightening, the biggest problem is the fact that they are still messing with nature, but it still presents a far-lower risk.
Published on Aug 13, 2018
140 Years of Space Weather; the most important deliveries of energy show up as decreases in solar energy in the climate models. That subtracted amount, plus any real effects of that energy, are automatically attributed to humans. That’s 1 improper reduction of solar forcing, and 2 improper additions to human forcing. First, the false reduction in forcing shown by TSI must be accounted for - it gets blamed on man. Second, the actual effects of the increased energy must be accounted for - it goes to man again. That is a fact.