Early Arrival of Swine Flu Season Linked to Low Sun ActivitySubmitted by michaelwise on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 19:45
The early arrival of the Mexican Swine Flu outbreak in the Northern Hemisphere this year is linked to the rapid cooling of the planet due to low Solar activity. The Sun has been in a low state of activity for more than two years now, but you probably already knew that. What, nobody told you about that? I wonder why? Well let me be the first to inform you of the situation.
For all you amateur scientists out there, sunspots are an indication of increased solar activity. The Sun for more than two years has had virtually no sunspots. Solar Cycle 23 has ended and Solar Cycle 24 has really yet to begin with 78% of the year so far with sunspot free days, and 687 sunspot free days since 2004. A typical solar minimum is 485 days. See http://www.spaceweather.com/ for the sunspot number.
You see folks, the weather and climate change are not your fault. The Sun is the predominant influence on the Earth's climate and temperature by far compared to the immeasurable minuscule effects of CO2. NASA satellites and Argo ocean temperature measuring instruments indicate the atmosphere and oceans have been cooling down for some time now.
If you had been paying attention you would have seen articles such as this as far back as February 2008;
Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling
And more recently;
Deepest Solar Minimum in Nearly a Century
NASA Study Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming
Interior Alaska gets hit by early August frost
The evidence of Solar Global Cooling effects on the planet is becoming painfully clear with the many reports of a cooler than normal Summer of 2009 in the northern hemisphere and will usher in an early start to Winter. The early arrival of the next flu pandemic, the Mexican flu strain stateside, should be acknowledged as a phenomenon we have no control over. Give credit where credit is due, It's the Sun Stupid, and be on the lookout for the arrival of an early flu season this year.