Friday, 26 May 2017

POST 317 C SPACE WEATHER CONTUINUED

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Hello  dear Reader This will be the last of these Space Weather Specials. If they are not your thing I apologise, I just feel they are important. Coming back to '1967' writings and finding science to back it up I kept referring in energygrid (now not online) and yet I am archiving my blogs from it 2005 to 2013, a lot of it, I am up to year 2011 so far, the main key events were science articles I gleaned and knew would support my work, as you see this report is surfacing now and I have been pleading with NASA and other authorities to share the information as per these three Posts.
spaceweather.com have got the guts and I applaud them for mentioning some of the biological effects, and I have included Lyn McTaggart's article research and I must mention other works one I kept monitoring 'electron volts' and these references on the Van Allen belts vindicate that research. Unless something startling happens this should be the end of the series. Once again apologies be back to the regulars soon. 

January 21, 2009: Did you know a solar flare can make your toilet stop working?



That's the surprising conclusion of a NASA-funded study by the National Academy of Sciences entitled Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. In the 132-page report, experts detailed what might happen to our modern, high-tech society in the event of a "super solar flare" followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm. They found that almost nothing is immune from space weather—not even the water in your bathroom.
Right: Auroras over Blair, Nebraska, during a geomagnetic storm in May 2005. Photo credit: Mike Hollingshead/Spaceweather.com.
The problem begins with the electric power grid. "Electric power is modern society's cornerstone technology on which virtually all other infrastructures and services depend," the report notes. Yet it is particularly vulnerable to bad space weather. Ground currents induced during geomagnetic storms can actually melt the copper windings of transformers at the heart of many power distribution systems. Sprawling power lines act like antennas, picking up the currents and spreading the problem over a wide area. The most famous geomagnetic power outage happened during a space storm in March 1989 when six million people in Quebec lost power for 9 hours: 
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According to the report, power grids may be more vulnerable than ever. The problem is interconnectedness. In recent years, utilities have joined grids together to allow long-distance transmission of low-cost power to areas of sudden demand. On a hot summer day in California, for instance, people in Los Angeles might be running their air conditioners on power routed from Oregon. It makes economic sense—but not necessarily geomagnetic sense. Interconnectedness makes the system susceptible to wide-ranging "cascade failures."
To estimate the scale of such a failure, report co-author John Kappenmann of the Metatech Corporation looked at the great geomagnetic storm of May 1921, which produced ground currents as much as ten times stronger than the 1989 Quebec storm, and modeled its effect on the modern power grid. He found more than 350 transformers at risk of permanent damage and 130 million people without power. The loss of electricity would ripple across the social infrastructure with "water distribution affected within several hours; perishable foods and medications lost in 12-24 hours; loss of heating/air conditioning, sewage disposal, phone service, fuel re-supply and so on."
"The concept of interdependency," the report notes, "is evident in the unavailability of water due to long-term outage of electric power--and the inability to restart an electric generator without water on site."
Above: What if the May 1921 superstorm occurred today? A US map of vulnerable transformers with areas of probable system collapse encircled. A state-by-state map of transformer vulnerability is also available: 
. Credit: National Academy of Sciences.
The strongest geomagnetic storm on record is the Carrington Event of August-September 1859, named after British astronomer Richard Carrington who witnessed the instigating solar flare with his unaided eye while he was projecting an image of the sun on a white screen. Geomagnetic activity triggered by the explosion electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting their telegraph papers on fire; Northern Lights spread as far south as Cuba and Hawaii; auroras over the Rocky Mountains were so bright, the glow woke campers who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning. Best estimates rank the Carrington Event as 50% or more stronger than the superstorm of May 1921.
"A contemporary repetition of the Carrington Event would cause … extensive social and economic disruptions," the report warns. Power outages would be accompanied by radio blackouts and satellite malfunctions; telecommunications, GPS navigation, banking and finance, and transportation would all be affected. Some problems would correct themselves with the fading of the storm: radio and GPS transmissions could come back online fairly quickly. Other problems would be lasting: a burnt-out multi-ton transformer, for instance, can take weeks or months to repair. The total economic impact in the first year alone could reach $2 trillion, some 20 times greater than the costs of a Hurricane Katrina or, to use a timelier example, a few TARPs.
Above: A web of interdependencies makes the modern economy especially sensitive to solar storms. Source: Dept. of Homeland Security. [
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What's the solution? The report ends with a call for infrastructure designed to better withstand geomagnetic disturbances, improved GPS codes and frequencies, and improvements in space weather forecasting. Reliable forecasting is key. If utility and satellite operators know a storm is coming, they can take measures to reduce damage—e.g., disconnecting wires, shielding vulnerable electronics, powering down critical hardware. A few hours without power is better than a few weeks.
NASA has deployed a fleet of spacecraft to study the sun and its eruptions. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), the twin STEREO probes, ACE, Wind and others are on duty 24/7. NASA physicists use data from these missions to understand the underlying physics of flares and geomagnetic storms; personnel at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center use the findings, in turn, to hone their forecasts.
At the moment, no one knows when the next super solar storm will erupt. It could be 100 years away or just 100 days. It's something to think about the next time you flush.
more information
Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts -- the full report may be freely downloaded from the National Academy of Sciences web site


HEY Folks Be Well Geoff

Addendum

I would point out that all the above information is the expression and science that they present. I now make my own opinion s which maybe contrary or differ from the Post  317 A, B, C. 

I have said that I take these facts and they I feel are extremely informative and I use them for my own use to prove the '1967 writings' in my view.

I feel there is an evolutionary shift in process that is an acceleration in incremental energies that will lead to physical changes in the planet the life forms in and on the planet and the planet itself.  This is not unusual as one can see if one researches as to the Earth's history i.e.. Mammoth to Elephant for instance, Neanderthal to Homo Sapien  and so on. However this is a culminating and end process as to the next step and it might be sudden, however I have been following and researching the signs which I have blogged, posted, work shopped, lectured and debated since 1977. And now I feel mainstream science is gradually coming out and catching up. Many have written as I have I claim no originality only to the particular way it came to me and I express it.  

I feel that certain factions of society are endeavoring to dumb down the mass populace for their own agendas and keep evolution as they see it or status quo.  I feel that the 'new era ' about to birth now is delicate and is much mental, psychological and spiritual and I feel the main tool is meditation (not imagery, hypnosis, prayer, mantra, yantra, visualizations and strange new concoctions and variations on a theme, however the aforementioned are useful tools as long as the tool does not become an obsession and mistaken for the end product, at the end of the journey no tools are needed).

Perhaps I might add a trifle of science; DNA vibrates between 50 and 78 billion cycles a second. Sunlight and DNA have a corresponding resonance.  Make of that what intuitively comes to you.


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Monday, 22 May 2017

POST 317 B FOLLOW ON FROM A

Dear Readers thanks for your patience this will give you a near complete cover in simple terms of weather and health and you see how the weather is affected from 317 A and to Earth Weather. A simple reflection will lead you to it and of course the reference in the last Post to Chemical (chemtrails) HAARP and heating and so on. 
Courtesy NASA
THIS MONTH WE WILL LOOK at the resonance between the Earth, the Sun and our minds. To introduce this concept, I include below some exerpts from various journals and newsletters on how there is resonance beteen our minds and the rest of the universe.
Many of us are preoccupied with whether or not the recent blizzards, flooding, intense heat waves and other extreme weather are related to global warming. But, what we haven't stopped to consider is how these extreme weather conditions may be affecting our own health.
Lightning and thunderstorms create very-low- requency (VLF) atmospherics, or 'sferics'. These are short, weak electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the 1-100 kHz range that settle down to a common frequency of 10 Hz, which is tiny compared with the much higher frequencies bombarding us from our computers, TV s and electrical appliances. Nevertheless, growing evidence shows that all living organisms respond to buildups of K\l energy from the weather on earth, and that these faint, dampened impulses profoundly affect all of our biological systems-and possibly far more than does the sea of EM 'noise' all around us.
The level of circulating sferics largely accounts for what is being termed 'meteoropathy', or illness due to the weather. According to German research, some 30 per cent of Europeans are weather-sensitive (J Sci Explor, 1998; 12: 455-68). Those affected react to changes in air pressure, humidity and even temperature. During buildups of sferics, pain is intensified, illness increases, moods worsen and people get the 'blahs'.
Researchers at the Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology at the Justus Liebig L'niversttv of Gicssen, Germany, have discovered that pain from all manner of sources-scars, brain injury, angina, asthma or migraine-c-is more intense during high rates of atmospherics, with increases beginning one or two days before a change in the weather (Reiter R. Meteorobiologie und BektrizitfJ.t der Atmosphere (Meteorobiology end Atmospheric Electricity]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft [Academic Publishers] Geest & Portig, 1960).
When sferics are high-say, during geomagnetic storms­blood viscosity (stickiness) also dramatically increases, as do heart attacks (Clin Cardiol, 1985; 8: 149-51). They also increase the pain of rheumatism, migraine, sleep disorders and general tension. Bad weather also .. ,ears to have a profound effect on human mo~. -iolence, accidents (including traffic accidents), suicides • I U criminal behaviours increase when EMFs build up in the air (J Sci Explor, 1998; 12: 455-68).
Atrnospherrcs can also interfere with concentration. Students make more mistakes on tests when sferics l'-ere high the night before. Our ability to react quickly also suffers when the air is heavy with sferic activity.
But why do we feel these faint pulses and not the louder ones? TheGiessen group postulates that each of us possesses a biological 'window' through which we receive and respond to a specific band of frequencies. Thus, we arc only susceptible to waves that correspond to our ideal frequencies.
Participants exposed to 10-kHz sferics for only 20 minutes show a large shift in their alpha band (7-13 Hz), the wave length of meditation and alert reccptivlty (Tirsch WS et e/. 'Sp8Ctroanalytical investigations about the influence
of atmospherics on the human EEG' [Abstr). EEG Symposium, Obergugl, February 1994). Other studies have shown an increase in both alpha and beta brain-wave activity (13-40 Hz).
In our human evolution, the brain may have worked best when tuned in to 10Hz, the frequency of our alpha cycle-quiet, meditative alertness-and the same as the Schumann resonance, the most common frequency of EM waves that encircle the earth.
James Oschman-author of EnerkLv Medicine: The Scientific Basis (Churchill Livingstone, 2000)-belicves that, when we're in a relaxed or meditative state, the pulse of the earth takes over as our brain's 'pacemaker'. Some have even concluded that the Schumann resonance frequency creates our own internal rhythms. When people in an underground bunker were exposed to Schumann-like extra-l ow-frequency (ELF) waves for a week, they displayed more accurate circadian rhythms than did the controls (Naturwissenschaften, 1968; 55: 29-32).
The Gicssen group has also examined reports showing that these low, faint fields can affect cell calcium, as all the important ions of the body are in the low-frequency range. Such interaction affects the delicate balance of melatonin and serotonin, the brain hormones that regulate mood, set our circadian rhythm and may be involved (through the pineal gland) with the workings of a number of the major organs.
The brain uses these oscillating cellular calcium ions to regulate a range of bodily functions. Like the rhythm set by an orchestra conductor, the 10-Hz pulse of the earth's weather gives us the world's best beat. As a tuning fork tunes a musical instrument, it may be that we need to be 'tuned' by the Schumann resonance to be at our own peak performance.
Also, we may have evolved to pick up these changes in the weather several days in advance to give us enough time to find food or shelter, say the Gicssen scientists.
The Schumann VLF fields build up primarily during fair weather. So, it may well be that we humans were designed to function at our best when it's sunny, and to give in to the impulse to hibernate during stormy weather.
Lynne McTaggart
WDDTY vol 20 no 1115


The second article in our series on how weather affects your health
American essayist Joan Didion once wrote about the Santa Anawind of Southern California "drying the hills and the nerves to tlashpoint". Travel writer Peter Mayle warned of an increase in
lunatic behaviour among the inhabitants of Provence during the season of Le Mistral.
These are two of the so-called 'winds of ill-repute'-also including Canada's Chinook winds, the Argentinian Zonda winds, the Sirocco winds of Italy and the Sharav or Khasmin winds of the Ncar East-those special seasonal high winds that profoundly affect human behaviour and health.
During the seasons of these hot, dry winds, the local inhabitants complain of insomnia, migraines, nausea vomiting, anxiety and tension-and even diminished or dimmed vision. Tempers flare, nerves are frayed. hospital admissions swell and suicide numbers skyrocket. Even the psychiatric wards are more full than usual. Surgeons put off operations because blood clots more slowly, and judges have been known to deal more leniently with crimes of passion if committed during the Santa Anas.
Yet, despite all the folklore, there's a simple scientific explanation for their effects. These ill winds share common clements: a rapid rise in temperature of initially cold air as they blow down the leeward side of a mountain: an abrupt decrease in humidity; and, most significant of all. a sharp rise in the level of positive ions released into the air.
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Researchers who have studied the Sharav found that half a day
to three days before the winds begin to blow. the number of atmospheric ions nearly doubles, and the ratio of positive to negative ions goes from I to 2 to I to more than J. This change in the air's ionic charge is directly related to the onset of illnesses experienced by the locals a day or two before the wind's arrival.
Ions are electrical charges in the atmosphere that are formed when a molecule is hit by enough energy to unleash an electron from it, thus becoming a 'positive ion. In tum, the molecule that the freed electron then attaches itself to becomes a 'negative' ion.
Besides cosmic activity, ions are also created by rainfall, air pressure, waterfalls and the friction caused by large volumes of air moving rapidly over a land mass. Both positive and negative ions are equivalent to a tiny pulse of static electricity, and the air we breathe is made up of billions of these tiny charges.
Good 'clean' air contains 1500-4000 tons/em- and the preferred ratio should be slightly more negative than positive ions-1.2 to 1. However, ions are highly unstable and. as we're now surrounded by electromagnetic charges
from artificial sources, the number of ions we breathe in is drastically reduced and the ratio is often upset, leaving all but the most robustly outdoorsy of us with low levels of mostly positive ions-which isn't good for us.
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After studying these effects for some 25 years in a specially created 'air ion laboratory', the late Professor Albert P. Krueger, Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology at the University of California, demonstrated that changing the
level of ions leads to substantial changes in many animal activities, such as growth rates, sleeping periods, breathing rates-and even their output of urine or faeces (J Gen Physiol, 1962; 45 [Pt 2 Suppl): 233--41), Ion changes also increased the aggressiveness of laboratory rats and affected their ability to learn (Bernet MM. Effects of Negatively Ionized Ai, and Circadian Rhythm on MazePerformance in Rats (thesis). New HavenCT:
Southern Connecticut State College, May 1980: 115).
Krueger's experiments revealed that changing the ion ratio in favour of negative ions is highly beneficial to all living things, and can boost healing of bums as well as healthy cell proliferation and regeneration (New Scientist, 1973; June 14: 668-70). Ultimately, he discovered that these charges in the atmosphere affected the production and oxidation of serotonin in the blood and brain of mammals, including humans. High levels of positive ions dramatically raised blood levels of serotonin whereas negative ions decreased them (IntJ Biometerol, 1973; 17: 267-75).
Serotonin, produced by the pineal gland, has profound effects on the endocrine and neurovascular systems, and helps to control metabolism and such activities as bloodclotting, blood pressure and smooth-muscle contraction. In the brain, serotonin controls the sleep-wake cycle, hunger and temperature regulation, and also mood and emotions. Excess levels of serotonin make you feci ill and give you headaches; low levels make you feel drowsy and depressed.
In susceptible people, levels of serotonin rise sharply two days before the winds arrive, and remain high to level off only after the winds have finally gone.
For those who arc weather-sensitive, most respond better to negative ions (although some do better with positive ions). Such symptoms are now referred to as 'serotonin hypcrfunction syndrome', and are only relieved when sufferers arc exposed to high levels of negative ions or given serotonin-repressing drugs (IntJ Biometeor, 1974; 18: 313-8).
Children, the elderly and the ill all appear to be particularly sensitive to ions and, indeed, some researchers have postulated that hyperactive and generally unruly children are deficient in such "vitamins of the air".
If you are one of those who reacts to sudden changes of weather, then being around lots of plants, an indoor source of constant running water such as a fountain or even a good­quality air ionizer-all sources of negative ions-is a safer and more reliable way to re-establish equilibrium.
Lynne McTaggart
WDDTYvoI 20 no 12 15

Weathering Geomagnetic Storms
The Russians have a new take on prcvcntativo medicine, In a room at the (;eorl.\ian Techni­eall'nin:rsity ( .n : in Thilisi.
three sets of Helmholtz coils dotted ahout the place bathe the room in a powerful maunctlc field. The plan is to hegin using this set-up for eardim'as­eular patients. particularly those in intensive care. with the coils offering compensatorv shielding a,gainst an invisible threat-a killer that is more potent than diet. lifestvlc or even genes.
We all live on what is essentially a giant magnet. with its Xorth and South Poles-the two poles of the magnet­surrounded hy a donut-shaped mag, netic field. This nmbicut geomagnetic field. or magnetosphere. is constantly in flux, as it's affected hy the weather and any geological changes on cnrth-s­hut. most particularly, hy volarilc eh:mgcs of the weather in space. largcl~' caused hy the furious nct ivitv of the sun.
This benlgn srnr responsible for all life on earth is essentially a cluster of unirnaainahly hot hydrogen and helium criss-crossed with a layer of unstable magnetic fields. Xor surprisingly, this volatile combination results in periodic volcano-style eruptions that propel ,gas into space. while vortices of concentra­ted fields-the dark blobs on the sun's surface that we call 'sunspots '-pull apart and reconnect to form new arrangements. Despite this potentially anarchic combination. the sun carries out this aetivity according to a fairly predictable timetable; regular solar c .'ycles consist of ] 1 years, during which rime sunspots build up. discharge and IJCgin to wane.
During the waxing stage. as sunspots accumulate. so the sun begins to hurl its gaseous explosions, such as solar Rares. our way. This amounts to a billion ton's worth of g:ls and magnetic lields with the force of billions of
atomic bombs, all made airborne and aimed towards earth through the electrified gas of the solar wind-and all trmdling some five million miles per hour.
This act ivitv not only causes extreme geomagnetic storms in space hut also. durin,l.\ moments of intense solar activity. penct rates the earth's maunctlc field. During.\ any giwn 11­year solar cycle. we can expect to experience two years' worth of geo­magnetic storms severe enou,gh to disrupt portions of the earth's electrical power. interrupt high-tech communications systems. and dis­orientate spacecraft and satellite wl\-il.\ation systems.
Profound effects on life
I 'nt il only recently. scientists were dismissive of the idea that the earth's faint magnctie field-a thousand times weaker than the standard clnssruom horseshoe magnet-had nnv effect on basic biological processes. particularly as all li\'in~ things on earth arc now exposed to much stronger vlcctromagncrtc and l.\eomagnctie fields at everv moment of our modern. technologically dependent. lives.
Xcverthcless. the latest disc()\'eries have revealed that li\ing things have a small window through which subtle geomagnetic and electromagnetic fields-such as those generated by the earth. rather than the artificial kind gener~lted by technology-have the most profound effect upon all cellular processes in living things. Changes in this faint charge, particularly those of extremely low frequencies (less than 100 l lz), profoundly influence virtually all biological processes in H\'ing things and. in particular, the two major engines of the body-the heart and the brain.
The earth's magnetic activity appears to directly riffeet our cell
membranes and calcium-ion chan­nels. which arc vital for regulating enzyme systems within the cell. In pnrticular, the earth's geomngnetie field appears to target the sympath­eric nerves (those originating from the chest and lower-back parts of the spinal cord. and include the 'fight-or­tlil.\h t' response).
Of all the affected systems in the body. changes in solar geomngnetie conditions most profoundly disturb the rhythms of the heart. Indeed. in susceptible people. magnetlc storms can bring on a heart attack. Healthy hearts have a wide nmge of variation in heart fate. but magnetic storms decrease heart-rate vuriahility (Biomed Instrum Technol, 1999; 33: 152-87) and. in turn. increase the risk of all coronary artery disease and heart attack. When geomagnetic activity increases. the blood becomes thicker-sometimes doubly so--and the bloodstream slows dO\\11. both of which arc a recipe for a heart attack.
In fact. heart-attack rates and cardiovascular deaths closely follow increases in solar-cycle geomagnctie activ ity (Neuro Endrocrinol Lett, 2000; 21: 233-58). with the largest number of sudden fatal heart attacks occurring within a day of a geomagnetic storm (Solar Physics, 1977; 51: 175-83). One L'niverslty of Minnesota study found a 5 per cent increase in heart attacks during times of maximum solar activity over a five-year period (J Atmos Solar-Terr Phys, 2002; 64: 707-20).
Besides heart effects. the sun has a profound cffect on the other electrical centres of the body: the brain and nervous system. Scientists in the Soviet bloc discovered that;: even in healthy volunteers, electrical. :\Cthity in the brain is highly destabilized during magnetically stormy days (Proceedings of the Space Weather Workshop:
Looking Towards a European Space Weather Programme.December 17-19, 2001, Noordwijk, The Netherlands). Indeed. the nervous system's signalling itsdi is corrupted. so that parts arc ovcractivated while others iail to fire (Astron Astrophys Trans. 2003: 22: 861-7).
Geomagnetic activity in space also profoundly affects mental stability: the higher the geomagnetic activity; the greater the increases in gcneral psychiatric disorders (Percept Motor Skills. 1992: 74: 449). thegreatcr the number oi patients hospitalized for nervous conditions and the greater the number oi attempted suicides (Int J Biometeorol. 1994: 38: 199-203).
There is even some evidence that epileptic tits result from or arc exaccr­bated by geomagnetic disturbances (BrazJ Moo, 1996: 29: 1069-72).
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Protecting against solar activity
If you suffer from heart disease, epilepsy or any psychiatric illness, it is. worth following space weather for forecasts of heavy solar geomagnetic activity. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created the Space Environment Center(SEC), America's official source of space weather activity (www.sec.noaa.gov). Jointly operated by the NOAA and US Air Force, the Space Weather Operations (SWO) centre provides forecasts and warnings of solar and geomagnetic activity. For today's forecast. seehttp://sec.noaa.gov/today2.html.
All geomagnetic activity is measured on a 'K index', with 0 being the most quiet and 9 the most turbulent. The 'a index' is similar, but uses a larger scale-ranging from 0 to 400.
The SEC has also created Space Weather Scales to indicate the level of severity. with 1 being mild and 5 the most severe.
The project specifically targets a phenomenon called CII.\T (circadian hypcramplitudc tcnslonj-e-exccssively high blood pressure during part of the day caused by solar or other planetary activiry, During times of geomagnetic disturbance. for instance. heart patients may be advised not to exert themselves or engagc in any sudden strenuous activity, Alternarivcly, as heart infections often follow heart attacks. they could be givcn antibio­tics as a preemptive strike.
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The Phoenix Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Project in the Twin Citic» of ~Hnnesma offers ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring so that patients can follow any arterial effects when solar activity is at its peak.
However, it may take many more years before orthodox medicine accepts the notion that. in the 1110re susceptible. biology is controlled not from within, hut by the wild and explosive aotivity of the sun.
Lynne McTaggart (WDDTY

I have not included my own views on these facts. This is factual and more or less speaks for itself. However Post 317 A reveals the tampering with the weather systems and still persists. This may prompt you to query scientists and climate change and to see what there tinkering has done and blame it on carbon emissions. There are natural cycles and there are natural evolutionary cycles of climate change.  My views and the ascension process are fully gone into elsewhere in the Posts and previous energygrid blogs.
You might want to see what these Astronauts and engineers were hinting at in the letter.

April 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Blanquita Cullum 703-307-9510 bqview at mac.com
Joint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence
HOUSTON, TXApril 10, 2012.
49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it’s role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question.
The group, which includes seven Apollo astronauts and two former directors of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, are dismayed over the failure of NASA, and specifically the Goddard Institute For Space Studies (GISS), to make an objective assessment of all available scientific data on climate change. They charge that NASA is relying too heavily on complex climate models that have proven scientifically inadequate in predicting climate only one or two decades in advance.
H. Leighton Steward, chairman of the non-profit Plants Need CO2, noted that many of the former NASA scientists harbored doubts about the significance of the C02-climate change theory and have concerns over NASA’s advocacy on the issue. While making presentations in late 2011 to many of the signatories of the letter, Steward realized that the NASA scientists should make their concerns known to NASA and the GISS.
“These American heroes – the astronauts that took to space and the scientists and engineers that put them there – are simply stating their concern over NASA’s extreme advocacy for an unproven theory,” said Leighton Steward. “There’s a concern that if it turns out that CO2 is not a major cause of climate change, NASA will have put the reputation of NASA, NASA’s current and former employees, and even the very reputation of science itself at risk of public ridicule and distrust.”
Select excerpts from the letter:
·                 “The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.”
·                 “We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated.”
·                 “We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject.”

The full text of the letter:
March 28, 2012
The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.
NASA Administrator
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001
Dear Charlie,
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.
The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.
As former NASA employees, we feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.
For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.
Thank you for considering this request.
Sincerely,
(Attached signatures)
CC: Mr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for Science
CC: Ass Mr. Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center
Ref: Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, dated 3-26-12, regarding a request for NASA to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that human produced CO2 is having a catastrophic impact on climate change.
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/s/ Larry Bell – JSC, Mgr. Crew Systems Div., Engineering Directorate, 32 years
/s/ Dr. Donald Bogard – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 41 years
/s/ Jerry C. Bostick – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 23 years
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/s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Division, MOD, 41 years
/s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox – JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years
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/s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. – JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 3 years
/s/ James R. Roundtree – JSC Branch Chief, 26 years
/s/ Enoch Jones – JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years
/s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin – JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years
/s/ Jack Knight – JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Division, MOD, 40 years
/s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft – JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years
/s/ Paul C. Kramer – JSC, Ass.t for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years
/s/ Alex (Skip) Larsen
/s/ Dr. Lubert Leger – JSC, Ass’t. Chief Materials Division, Engr. Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell – JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years
/s/ Donald K. McCutchen – JSC, Project Engineer – Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years
/s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser – Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years
/s/ Dr. George Mueller – Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years
/s/ Tom Ohesorge
/s/ James Peacock – JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years
/s/ Richard McFarland – JSC, Mgr. Motion Simulators, 28 years
/s/ Joseph E. Rogers – JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate,40 years
/s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum – JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Division, Engr. Dir., 48 years
/s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt – JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years
/s/ Gerard C. Shows – JSC, Asst. Manager, Quality Assurance, 30 years
/s/ Kenneth Suit – JSC, Ass’t Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years
/s/ Robert F. Thompson – JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years/s/ Frank Van Renesselaer – Hdq., Mgr. Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, 15 years
/s/ Dr. James Visentine – JSC Materials Branch, Engineering Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried – JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years
/s/ George Weisskopf – JSC, Avionics Systems Division, Engineering Dir., 40 years
/s/ Al Worden – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years
/s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller – JSC, Meteorologist, 5 years
·                                 CFACT Insights
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·                                 Global Warming
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Could it be that these well informed people above knew that it was the scientific establishment in some quarters who were causing an exacerbation of a natural cycle?

Be Well.  Geoff

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