Modern Man’s Fragile Systems Unprepared for Space Messages

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 19:34 PM
June 19, 2012

     Don’t look now.  But solar blasts are belting Earth in unusual quantities recently.  They are interacting with the globe’s already weakened magnetic field, and they have great potential of disrupting life on as we know it.

So far, important unanswered questions are:  1) Are people doing anything to cause these solar storms? 2) Are they initiated by enemy extra-terrestrial beings? 3) Are they warnings from God? 4) Are they signs of the end times?

One of the affects of space activity is the disruptive affect it could have on day-to-day activity on Earth.  Last March the sun unleashed an X5.4-class outburst strong enough to trigger radio blackouts.  An hour later an X1.3-class hit as well.

According to Alan Boyle of NBC Nightly News, that blast could have knocked out “electrical grids, communication links, satellite and GPS navigation systems and airline schedules” for days.

Solar blasts throw off waves of electrically charged particles called coronal mass ejections, which scientists call CMEs.  As these waves speed out they create geomagnetic storms when they hit the planet’s magnetic field.

Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, England, shared with Alaska’s KTUU News and Amina Khan of the Los Angeles Times some truths about solar blasts that unfortunately are all too easy to understand.

Hapgood defines a solar storm as happening on the sun that can affect earth, and says that he prefers the term ‘space weather’ because it explains “phenomena in space that can travel from the sun to the Earth.”

“Much of the planet’s electronic equipment, as well as orbiting satellites, have been built to withstand these periodic geomagnetic storms. But the world is still not prepared for a truly damaging solar storm,” Hapgood says.  He published his commentary recently in the journal ‘Nature.’

Illustrating just how fragile modern life is, Hapgood answered Khan’s question:  “What happens when those particles reach Earth?” with “There can be a whole range of effects. The classic one everyone quotes is the effect on the power grid. A big geomagnetic storm can essentially put extra electric currents into the grid. . .  You get big disturbances in the Earth’s upper atmosphere — what we call the ionosphere — and that could be very disruptive . . .

“In the modern world, we use electricity for so many things. We require electrical power to pump water into people’s houses and to pump the sewage away.
If you don’t have power,” . . . modern life comes to a standstill.

No this is not fairy tale science fiction from Alan Nourse books.  This is reality!  Space is pelted Earth and the people on it with these unpreventable dangers.  It is time to have one’s faith strongly anchored in God (Romans 4).

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