Thursday, April 28, 2016

Video: "The #1 Risk to Earth"--SuspiciousObservers

SuspiciousObservers publishes daily reports on space weather. The author of the reports, Ben Davidson, believes that solar storms can affect storms or cause earthquakes on Earth. (FYI: The USGS indicates that solar activity has no impact on earthquakes). But mostly his reports pertain to whether there are any solar flares or coronal mass ejections that might impact radio, electronics, or the power grid.

The video linked to below--The #1 Risk to Earth--discusses the danger of a significant solar storm, such as the Carrington Event, and the interplay between the strength of the earth's magnetic field and its ability to protect the earth from these solar storms. Davidson also discusses the shift in the magnetic poles, overall weakening of the earth's magnetic field, and the result that, because our "shields" are down, smaller storms may have a disproportionate impact. The video is 21 minutes long, but worth your time.

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