In a new low-income development that replaced a trailer park here, rooftop solar panels sparkle in the sun while backup batteries quietly hum away in utility closets.
Way back in 1992, we had a small solar array for electricity on our mountain when we lived in a tent for nearly ten years. It ran a few light bulbs and other stuff but our ‘refrigerator’ all winter was the local snowbank and in the summer, the lights were needed only for a short time due to the days being very long. This former trailer park, on the other hand, is different: the solar panels are on nearly flat roofs! This is INSANE.
There is this strange belief despite obvious clues that the sun DOES NOT shine the same all the time without variation even though astronomers like my father and grandfather both detailed over the last 120 years how the sun’s energy levels shifts over time, sometimes there are more sun spots and other cycles sees fewer sun spots. These cycles are exactly the same as cold/warm cycles on earth for obvious reasons: the sun heats our planet and if it changes level of energy, the planet cools. Yet despite the obvious, ‘scientists’ have attacked my family for saying this and pretend other things cause it to be warmer or cooler.
They bit off more than they could chew. The sun may set on the biggest solar conglomerate machine on earth. And it is still growing bigger even as the bubble popped some time ago. Stock has fallen 99% over the last year and is trading at virtual penny stock levels this month.
I had a very unusual childhood. All my parents and grandparents including the women, were all astronomers. I grew up in various observatories from Yerkes in Wisconsin where I was born as my mother left the observatory that night and in California, Texas and above all, Kitt Peak in Arizona, a mountain my father chose because he thought it was beautiful and a great place to live. I am watching in horror as NASA which my dad also, a rocket expert during WWII, helped found with Kennedy, is rapidly being destroyed by the childish ‘global warming’ hysteria which came out of left field, so to speak. I watched it evolve because I know Al Gore and the others involved because they knew my dad.
At WUWT there is this raging debate about our local star which ignores the reality of what this thing is: A SMALL STAR which is insignificant compared to most stars. It is very small, has little power but has endurance because the giant stars all die quickly and blow up spectacularly whereas ours rolls along at the outer fringe of the Milky Way Galaxy puttering along for a billion or so years, happily circled by little planets and so far, evading all the big, explosive, nasty hotter stars that menace us. But alas, as we circle the Galaxy we are also being drawn into that ferocious inferno and will end up annihilated in the bitter end…try telling that to small children!
Which Grandpa Pettit merrily informed me when I was less than ten years old. Hilarious, no?
X2-class solar flare: the sun is very active today, we feel the warmth pretty quickly.
My former brother-in-law, Keith Henson, was one of the founders of the L5 Society which I was a member of way back in the 1970’s, has been pushing for a proposed orbital solar energy transmission system from space to earth-based receptors which we hope would overcome the problem of land-based solar energy, that is, nighttime shutting it down. Our desire for this sort of development in space is based on the concept that humans must begin moving off planet or have civilization rot away back to Roman standards (SLAVES) in the far future. Research in this area limps along due to the Bilderberg guys focused nearly entirely on running various stupid global warming con games. So work on development is at a snail’s pace…but is beginning to pick up.
The sun just had a major burst of energy as it continues at the present solar peak. As the debate rages onwards about what drives global warming/cooling, the sun reminds us of the elephant in the phone booth. Even small bursts from our local star heats things up and big bursts heats up more. This is why solar cycles with lots of sun spots coincide with global warming and when there is little sun spot activity, we get ice age conditions.
Antarctic ice is greatest since the last cooling cycle which happened to be the 1960-1980 cycle and so the global warmists have declared that The Planet Just Had Its Warmest September On Record, Continuing Hot Streak. And which continent had the most ‘warming’? Why, Antarctica! And Canada and more than half of North America which had a frigid winter that was much longer than usual and a very cool spring and summer, was ‘warmer than averge’ which is pure insanity.