Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sun Cycles

Either there is something happening with the sun or there is an ozone hole over Northern Europe allowing more light to enter. Something is changing and it is not CO2. After many days of grey skies, heavy rain and drastic cooling of the air temperature the clouds dispersed and the temperature shot up into the mid 20s °C. But that is not what is different about the weather. There is something else happening.

Today, with clear skies overhead, the official temperatures are 28°C. I was out in the heat for maybe half an hour (late afternoon) and I felt as though I was cooking, sort of like microwave radiation. Is there a hole up there we don't know about? Or is it changes in the sun?

I have walked for hours on Crete in temperatures that were 38°C to 42°C and it never felt like this (apparently 28°C). Even better than that! Around 6 O'clock in the evening the sunlight from the West was hitting the West facing wall of the building opposite, and bouncing off the stone building with blinding intensity. I have never experienced anything like it.

Is the sunlight hitting the earth more intense? The sunlight has been brighter and more intense over the last three to four years. Is there increased radiation penetration the atmosphere due to a weakening or a hole in the protective shield around the earth? Or do these changes happen naturally in cycles?

February 2002
The ozone layer was up to 30 per cent thinner over Europe during the first week of February and periodic depletions like this are becoming more frequent, say scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA). The thinning resulted from streamers of tropical air from the equatorial regions - where ozone levels are lower - spreading up across southern Spain, France and Germany, decreasing the total ozone coverage.

2 October 2006
Record ozone loss during 2006 over South Pole. Ozone measurements made by ESA’s Envisat satellite have revealed the ozone loss of 40 million tonnes on 2 October 2006 has exceeded the record ozone loss of about 39 million tonnes for 2000. ESA

What do they mean? DNA-damage UV daily dose? TEMIS

Aero-sols and the Earth's climate
Aerosols play an important role in the global climate, the radiative forcing of the climate, and the Earth's radiative balance. Direct scattering and absorbing interaction between atmospheric aerosols and incoming solar radiation may influence the radiative forcing and explain the difference between observed and modeled temperature trends. Energy balance models have shown the aerosols effect on cooling. They act by modifying the local and planetary albedo and by absorbing the upward terrestrial thermal radiation. The aerosols scattering and absorption features depend on their chemical and physical properties.

Aerosols influence also indirectly the radiation balance through another key processes: by acting as cloud condensation nuclei and thus by affecting dramatically the optical properties of clouds.

Today we take a very materialistic view of what is happening to our world. We see changes through the eyes of the past. The eyes of the past are conditioned by the things we have established. That includes society, our way of life, our way of thinking, common interests and established patterns. But, what if the way we see things is not even close to what is taking place? What if some changes are natural? What if some of the things happening now were set out this way? It is the sun that would trigger molecular evolution in all species to prepare them for transformative changes in the earth. The molecular changes would begin during the process of a shift to a new cycle. It is inevitable that the old would end and the new would evolve into the new cycle. I am sure this has been going on for billions of years.

Keywords: Climate change, sun cycles, ozone hole, UV, DNA repair, aerosols, biomass burning, pollution, evolution, seasons of the sun, molecular evolution