Thanks Sharon. Sharon presents an article refuting Mr. Aym here.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You need to stop and take a deep breath. You are doing a disservice by suggesting this scaremongering is based in reality. IT IS NOT.
The article you cite by Mr. Aym is not “news” but “propaganda” promoting his website, books, and crazy ideas. These are unfounded claims of someone who is spouting pseudoscience (he is NOT a scientist), who is warping some discordant ideas about the earth, and projecting it onto some doomesday scenario.
There is no established scientific connection between the concept of superstorms (or even weather itself) and the Earth’s magnetic fields. So, right there, this idea is off the mark.
There is no evidence that wandering of the poles (happening constantly since the earth HAD poles) or weakening of the earth’s magnetic field is indicative of a pole reversal. “The field intensity has often exhibited significant variation, with both decreases and increases in intensity, without there always being a coincident reversal.” http://geomag.usgs.gov/faqs.php
I’ll take conclusions based on empirical data – put through the scientific process of replication, peer review and critique – before I would take the speculative word of some media Dude out to make a name for himself with his apocalyptic world view.
I strongly suggest you visit the Bad Astronomy site, run by an astronomer and well-researched. This post debunks the baloney claims of Mr. Aym. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/02/09/no-a-pole-shift-wont-cause-global-superstorms/
“Aym makes scientific claims that are completely unfounded in reality, and sometimes says things that are simply dead wrong.”
It’s understandable, if frustrating, that people find exciting the scary stories that the wrath of the earth is decending upon us. But there is NO EVIDENCE for that. I’ve given some scientific basis for the sky noises in the post that you so kindly linked to on DoubtfulNews.com. Unfortunately, and I think you realize this, people are not interested in hearing that the majority of these videos going around are fakes, copies or completely explainable by normal causes. The scant few sky noise events that have been documented by multiple witnesses may not be explanable right now, may have logical explanations (or we may NEVER know exactly how they originated). It does not follow that you can assume something terrible is occuring just because we can’t find an non-terrible cause. That a global catastrophe is upon is us NOT a logical explanation. I do not agree that increasing the panic about such an event is the right thing to do.
FROM JAY MAN; Mr Aym does site sources in his article (at the bottom) and there is scientific basis for magnetic shifts in poles here. I think he’s basing his idea on this controversial Danish Study here. Links are on Henrik Svensmarks’s page. His theory is that the magnetic shifts are causing climate change. Why would it be a leap to discuss the idea that the pole changes are causing earthquakes and extreme weather. It’s as good a theory as any. I presented it because with sky roars (I don’t mean Kiev sounds) the nature of them suggests that something is happening above the troposphere. Because the air is usually still when observed, perhaps the jet stream in the stratosphere has changed (sky roars obviously sound like loud wind) and is making the noise above it. The height of each changes according to temperature meaning it is affected by it and of course temperature relates to climate change.
We can all agree that climate change is occurring and that the weather is getting more extreme. This is an observable fact here. Even Al Gore predicted superstorms but when he says it people believe.
I think people that cling to the idea that the only reason for global warming being manmade are no different than people believing Conklin. They love the idea that climate change has to be caused by humans because it’s an ego trip, meaning that good or bad humankind can change the earth’s weather. It’s also a racket and generates lots of money for some people. This article here starts to pick the idea apart. The info from NASA is here. It’s from NASA, the undisputed source.
I can’t get bogged down in a discussion about global warming because there are entire blogs devoted to it. The reason people in the world doubt global warming being manmade is that they’ve been lied to too many times. They don’t trust science because obviously the nature of science is to discount old ideas that were presented as fact only a few years before.