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  •  Won't Somebody PLEASE Think of the Sunspots? (6+ / 0-)

    We've been lower in activity since Reagan was sworn in.

    Right now we're at the very bottom of the 11 year cycle and the experts appear to be expecting it to make a "double bottom" and linger longer than usual.

    Reduced sunspot activity is associtated with a COOLER not a hotter sun, and with cold spells on the earth.

    The "little ice age" of several centuries ago was a time when sunspots mostly disappeared for generations in a row.

    Since the earth is warming even though the sun has been cooling, humans must be baking the place a lot worse than the planetary measurements suggest.

    You can view sunspots yourself very easily by building my "Humble Telescope" consisting of a shard of front-silvered mirror scrounged from any roadside gutter or parking lot, to reflect light into a dark room 50 some feet away, then masking it with a pinhole. Cost to build a solar observing telescope, $0 US, even during depression.

    If Imageshack ever wakes up this morning, I'll add a comment below this one with the photos of how to do this, and a sunspot photo I took with it.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Mar 21, 2009 at 05:14:08 AM PDT

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