Plasma Weather

“Flare”. Fractal by Stephen Smith.

Sep 3, 2019

Solar plasma interacts with Earth’s electromagnetic fields.

Recent Picture of the Day articles address many issues that make understanding the Sun exceptionally difficult. The consensus viewpoint about solar activity and the Electric Universe viewpoint are, in many cases, diametrically opposed to each other. In particular, the hypothesis popularized in Professor Don Scott’s book, The Electric Sky contradicts the thermonuclear hypothesis first described by Sir Arthur Eddington in 1926.

Now, planetary scientists and meteorologists see the effects of the Sun on Earth’s climate. Scientists from the University of Exeter report that analyzing sunspot records reveals a pattern of effects that are not incorporated into climate models, because they were not previously recognized in the data.

According to Dr Indrani Roy:

“In spite of all other influences and complexities, it is still possible to segregate a strong influence from the sun. There are reductions of sea-ice in the Arctic and a growth in the Eurasian sector is observed in recent winters. This study shows those trends are related and current weaker solar cycle is contributing to that.”

In the past, the Sun’s 22 year cycle was linked to severe weather events, such as hurricanes or droughts. However, solar energy variance amounts to less than one-tenth of one percent, far too little to account for the intensity seen in storm systems or the increased regions of drought. Solar energy’s influence on Earth’s climate could not be explained through conventional means, so a new theory was suggested: increased solar energy output during maximum sunspot production warms up the tropical stratosphere. The ultimate conclusion was that the atmosphere warms unevenly, becoming hotter near the equator and cooler in the higher latitudes.

As with most other theories, the proposed climate model is based on kinetic energy: heat and the movement of the atmosphere. Nowhere in the scientific press was it acknowledged that electric currents and the strength of the ion flux from the Sun are the potential drivers of climate fluctuation.

Since water is a dipolar molecule, the effect of ions as attractors for water vapor was evident. That and Wal Thornhill’s information about thunderstorms acting as “leaky capacitors” leads to the observation that there are enormous fields of ions in transparent haloes around clouds. It is now evident that those ion fields are linked to the cosmic ray connection illustrated by Henrik Svensmark in his work with cloud chambers.

“One effect of solar changes [sunspots] is to vary the number of cosmic rays reaching the Earth from the Galaxy. In 1995 Henrik Svensmark, also in Copenhagen, began to wonder if the cosmic rays could affect cloud cover. When he compared satellite observations of clouds with the varying counts of cosmic rays from year to year, he found an amazing link. A stronger Sun and fewer cosmic rays meant fewer clouds and a warmer world. Friis-Christensen agreed with this explanation for the Sun’s role.”

As Electric Universe theorist Wal Thornhill wrote:

“A star is the focus of a galactic ‘glow discharge.’ The electrical energy that courses through the solar system and powers the Sun is a subtle form of energy that all of the planets intercept to some degree. Planets orbit within this discharge and intercept some of the electrical energy. Planets are minor ‘electrodes’ within a stellar discharge envelope. The electrical energy is delivered to stars and planets in the manner of a simple Faraday motor.”

Stephen Smith

The Thunderbolts Picture of the Day is generously supported by the Mainwaring Archive Foundation.

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