NASA Expert: Solar Flares Harmless
You just know I’m going to be critical of this news item…
Dr Alex Young, a heliophysicist at Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said we don’t need to worry about the sun for another few billion years – and certainly not in 2012.
He said: ‘We understand the sun well enough, with all the technology and all the science – and all of the many spacecraft we have that are monitoring it 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to know that this super storm that is going to wipe out the earth simply isn’t going to happen.’
Yep, once more an expert has decided to ignore the concepts of global cataclysms, and TEOTWAWKI, and just address the complete destruction of planet Earth. Any 2012 survivalist obviously don’t expect that to happen… because nobody would survive.
He said that, apart from a nasty skin burn on a hot summer’s day, there was very little to fear from our ‘active star’. There simply isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth.
But Dr Young said that coronal mass ejections, or CME as they are known, do little more than cause a dazzling light show in the sky.
‘If we have a really big one you can have a very strong aurora, but then it can effect satellites and power grids, and so these are the kind of things that people who run these systems know about.”