Monday, September 15, 2014
Don't tell Al Gore
This stuff was completely new to me…ummmm, like I knew about astrophysics?
Clue: check the box of just Jupiter, then the boxes of Jupiter and Saturn. They try it at 365 days per second, then more and less.
Global warming – The barycenter, for those who are not up on their astrophysical lingo, is the center of mass of the solar system. And what many people don't realize is that the Earth and the other planets do not rotate around the sun. They rotate around the center of mass of the solar system. And the center of mass of the solar system keeps fluctuating in and out of the sun itself.
So part time, the sun is rotating around a center of mass which is out some little distance from the sun, and then part time it's rotating around a center of mass which is inside the sun, barely in the surface of the sun. And this causes disturbances in the sun, which are the proximate cause, apparently, of the variations in total solar irradiance. And this means that when the sun is in a certain situation, the solar maximum is normal, and this tends to last for about a century. And then when the solar maximum shifts, when the center of mass of the solar system is in a position where it appears before the solar maximum, then the amplitude of total solar irradiance collapses. And this is what we're getting now.
So we're going to get at least 20 years of cooler weather, quite apart from the fact that we have more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere than ever before, and this is all a function of astrophysics. And we're totally gullible, because we let these idiots, these crony capitalists, present an issue in a frame that requires us to pay them a hell of a lot of money, which we don't have right now, obviously, to mitigate a problem that doesn't exist, or one which is outside of the control of anybody, because I don't think there's any proposal at all that's going to suggest that we send a rocket or a fleet of rockets to outer space and hope to destroy Saturn to keep it from appearing on some occasions on the other side of the sun from Jupiter.
And this is the engine which drives the fluctuations in solar irradiance. Of course, we don't know what the effect would be, having only three Jovian planets instead of four. Saturn is obviously big enough to have an effect, because it does.
It moves the center of mass of the universe outside the sun when it's opposite to – or inside the sun, when it's opposite to the rotations of Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The sun is 1,000 times more massive than Jupiter, but Jupiter's still in a position – it's like having your fat uncle sit on a teeter totter with you. You know, if he sits very close to the center of the teeter totter, and you're far away, even though you weigh much less than he does, you can balance the thing out. And that's how it works with the center of mass of the solar system and the sun. Jupiter is 1,000 times smaller, but it's way out there in space, so the center of gravity is rotating between an area near the surface of the sun, and an area outside the sun. And this creates a significant wobble in the sun as it keeps shifting its rotation.
Rise in Sea Levels - But more to the point, a very prominent Swedish geologist has made the argument that if the tides were really rising, the rotation of the Earth would necessarily slow, and there's no evidence of that. So any amount of rising in the tides has got to be microscopic, in the millimeters, if there is one. They measure these tide rises all over the world, and they're – approximately 30 percent of the areas where they do the measurements are where people live, there's subsidence in the – in the land. So it always seems like the tide is rising because the land is falling. This is certainly true in the Netherlands, which has been subsiding for as long as people lived there. I mean, that's why – you know the story of the thumb in the dike, and the whole – that's why there was less feudalism in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, because it was very difficult to occupy an underwater area.