We have all heard the hype about global warming. Global temperatures are going up, greenhouses gas emissions are destroying our atmosphere.
There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than ever before, the migration patterns of animals are changing, and the list goes on and on. This is all fine and well.
I am not here to try to debunk global warming because all of the things listed above are undoubtedly true and are certainly due in part to the activity of man. I honestly think that most global warming ‘debunkers’ are people they have paid off to perpetuate nonsense to encourage people to continue putting their money into their pockets. I recently saw Neil De Grasse Tyson correct the CEO of GM who was trying to say that there is nothing happening to the planet at all. We obviously need to preserve the environment the best we can. Nobody is denying this, and nobody is denying that we can make dramatic improvements in a variety of areas
But there is an ingredient to global warming that nobody talks about. It’s not on the evening news, in any major articles around the web, on the radio, or on any talk shows, yet it’s the most important fact of all. It’s literally mind blowing to consider the implications of the following scientific fact:
Every single planet in our solar system is experiencing the exact same changes the earth is experiencing.
Uranus, Pluto, Mercury, Mars, you name it. Global warming is not an effect unique to the earth but is instead a universal phenomenon that is happening throughout the entire solar system in ways that have been documented by Hubble, NASA, BBC, CNN, and mainstream university professors and scientists all over the world. Every celestial body in our solar system is undergoing dramatic changes, meaning that global warming on earth would still be happening even if it was uninhabited by humans.
Here are just a few quick facts before we delve a little deeper into things:
Sun: The sun has had more activity since 1940 than in previous 1150 years combined
Mercury: Mercury is having magnetic tornadoes and has had unexpected polar ice discovered, along with a surprisingly strong intrinsic magnetic field. This is all happening on a supposedly “dead” planet
Venus: has had a 2500% increase in auroral brightness and substantive global atmospheric changes in less than 30 years
Mars: Mars is having “Global Warming,” huge storms, development of new clouds and the disappearance of polar icecaps
Jupiter: Jupiter has had an over 200% increase in brightness of surrounding plasma clouds
Saturn: Saturn has had a major decrease in equatorial jet stream velocities in only 20 years, accompanied by a surprising surge of X-rays from equator
Uranus: Uranus is experiencing “Really big, big changes” in brightness, and increased global cloud activity
Neptune: Neptune has had a recent 40% increase in atmospheric brightness
Pluto: Pluto has had a 300% increase in atmospheric pressure and is heating up, even as it recedes farther from the Sun
I think its amazing that nobody ever talks about how much crazy stuff is going on within our solar system. Every planet is literally going nuts right now, not just our earth. Here is a brief list of just some of the mainstream scientific reports that further explore this fascinating phenomenon:
NASA says the Cassini spacecraft recorded the aftermath of a massive storm on Saturn that let out an “unprecedented belch of energy.” Not only was the size of the storm unusual, but what the storm was made of left scientists puzzled. The source of the cosmic burp, which rapidly changed the atmosphere’s temperature, was ethylene gas, an odorless, colorless gas that has rarely been observed on Saturn, NASA said.
“This temperature spike is so extreme it’s almost unbelievable,” said Brigette Hesman, the study’s lead author who works at Goddard. “To get a temperature change of the same scale on Earth, you’d be going from the depths of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska, to the height of summer in the Mojave Desert,” Hesman said in a statement released by NASA.
Scientists still haven’t figured out from where the ethylene gas came.
Astronomers observing the night side of Venus were surprised to find emissions from oxygen atoms as strong as those from aurora in the Earth’s atmosphere. The discovery is puzzling because the Venusian atmosphere is very different to our own – it contains very little oxygen and is dominated by carbon dioxide.
Astronomers expect to see much greater levels of red emission because they believe that daytime solar energy breaks up carbon dioxide molecules high in the Venusian atmosphere to produce atomic oxygen that is mainly in its lower excited state. However, they found that the green emission is eight times stronger than the red emission.
Also, a massive volcano recently erupted there. Hubble’s spectroscopic observations of Venus show that the atmosphere continues to recover from an intense bout of sulfuric “acid rain” triggered by the suspected eruption of a volcano in the late 1970s. This is similar to what happens on Earth when sulfur dioxide emissions from coal power plants are broken apart in the atmosphere to make acid rain. These massive planetary volcanoes put ours to shame.
Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have discovered an enormous cyclonic storm system raging in the northern polar regions of the planet Mars. Nearly four times the size of the state of Texas, the storm is composed of water ice clouds like storm systems on Earth, rather than dust typically found in Martian storms.
The system is similar to so-called “spiral” storms observed more than 20 years ago by NASA’s Viking Orbiter spacecraft, but it is nearly three times as gigantic as the largest previously detected Martian spiral storm system. The storm is nearly 1,100 miles across in the east-west direction and 900 miles in the north-south direction. The eye of the storm is nearly 200 miles in diameter.
More shockingly, global warming is actually occurring on Mars as reported by National Geographic. In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. “The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars,” he said.
A kaleidoscopic movie made from about 1,200 Jupiter images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveals unexpectedly persistent polar weather patterns on the giant planet.
Long-lived storms and globe-circling belts of clouds are familiar features around Jupiter’s midsection, easily seen even in still pictures. Closer to the poles, though, still images show widespread mottling that appears chaotic.
“You’d expect chaotic motions to go with the chaotic appearance, but that’s not what we see,” said the planetary scientist who put the movie together, Dr. Ashwin Vasavada of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. “The movie shows that the small spots last a long time and move in organized patterns.”
According to Space latest images could provide evidence that Jupiter is in the midst of a global change that can modify temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit on different parts of the globe. The study was led jointly by Imke de Pater and Philip Marcus of University of California, Berkeley. In a telephone interview, Marcus told how he thinks the changes are related to alternating periods of atmospheric calm and chaos.
“The storm is growing in altitude,” de Pater said. “Before when they were just ovals they didn’t stick out above the clouds. Now they are rising.” This growth signals a temperature increase in that region, she said.
Furthermore, there is an enormous amount of Xrays pulsing from Jupiter from locations that are unexpected. This still remains a mystery, according to NASA.
This pair of images of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, taken with the Hubble telescope and reported on the Hubble site, shows the surprising emergence of a 200-mile-wide, yellowish-white feature near the center of the moon’s disk . This represents a more dramatic change in 16 months than any seen over the previous 15 years, say researchers.
“Given Io’s intense vulcanism, we expect extreme differentiation,” McEwen says. “The evidence suggests we’re seeing heavy magma erupt to the surface. How do we explain that?”
Scientists don’t know yet how to explain what’s happening on Io.
Astronomers have said that Pluto is undergoing global warming in its thin atmosphere even as it moves farther from the Sun on its long, odd-shaped orbit. Pluto’s atmospheric pressure has tripled over the past 14 years, indicating a stark temperature rise, the researchers said. The change is likely a seasonal event, much as seasons on Earth change as the hemispheres alter their inclination to the Sun during the planet’s annual orbit.
They suspect the average surface temperature increased about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit, or slightly less than 2 degrees Celsius. “This is a very complex process, and we just don’t know what is causing these effects” the astronomers said at a conference as reported by MIT.
A report by the Daily Mail also shows that Pluto is also changing color! The photos show a mottled world with a yellow-orange hut, but astronomers say it is 20% more red than it used to be. At the same time, its illuminated northern hemisphere is getting brighter, while the southern hemisphere has darkened.
The below picture was taken in 1994 by the European Space Agency’s Faint Object Camera. The bottom image was taken in 2002-2003 by the Advanced Camera for Surveys. They show the Northern polar region has brightened while the southern hemisphere has darkened. This is still unexplained.
7. The Sun
This is where it all starts coming together. 11 years ago, the BBC reported on huge solar flare activity that had never been seen before. Some experts are saying that the Sun is more active than it has been in living memory.
Dr. Paal Brekke, deputy project scientist for the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (Soho) Sun-monitoring satellite, told BBC News Online:
“It is quite amazing that the flaring regions continue releasing such strong flares. I think the last week will go into the history books as one of the most dramatic solar activity periods we have seen in modern times.”
Another scientist reported to NASA,
“With the flare came this explosive release of a massive cloud of magnetically charged plasma called a coronal mass ejection. Not all coronal mass ejections head toward Earth. Those that do usually take three to four days to get here. This one took all of 17 hours and 40 minutes”.
Dr. Mike Lockwood, from the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, told New Scientist that “We are living with a very unusual sun at the moment” in reference to the fact that the sun has been the most active in recorded history.
But this is where it gets interesting.
The activity of the Sun over the last 11,400 years, i.e., back to the end of the last ice age on Earth, has now for the first time been reconstructed quantitatively by an international group of researchers led by Sami K. Solanki from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany). The scientists have analyzed the radioactive isotopes in trees that lived thousands of years ago.
As the scientists from Germany, Finland, and Switzerland report in the current issue of the science journal “Nature” from October 28, one needs to go back over 8,000 years in order to find a time when the Sun was as active as in the last 60 years. Based on a statistical study of earlier periods of increased solar activity, the researchers predict that the current level of high solar activity will probably continue only for a few more decades.
This means that the Sun has produced more sunspots, but also more flares and eruptions which eject huge gas clouds into space, than in the past. It doesn’t take an astrophysicist to connect the dots and realize that the majority of all planetary changes happening within every celestial body in our solar system is being influenced by this hyperactivity of the sun.
Here is a video summarizing some of the main points listed in this article: