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NASA's Predicted Solar Storm in 2012
The World Ends In 2012 - Really!
Chet Nagle

First solar storm of this cycle lights up Earth in August. Source: NASA
Based on their education and outlook, a great many people believe that the Bible, or Nostradamus, or the Mayan calendar, or all three, predict that the world will end in 2012. Now we have a prediction from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Of all the doomsayers out there, NASA is the one to take seriously.
If you read the Nostradamus quatrains, you discover that they are often in flowery code. Nevertheless, when he did not obscure his predictions with incomprehensible allegory he was surprisingly good at predicting wars and weapons like submarines. He even named Hitler. Well, not exactly, but "Hisler" was pretty close. Nevertheless, except for aficionados who stretch a point or two, Nostradamus made no specific mention of the world ending in 2012. Neither does the Bible's Book of Revelation say anything about 2012. As for the Mayan calendar that ends in 2012, it is probable those ancient and excellent astronomers were indicating the end of a 5,126-year astronomical era they had calculated, and were not predicting the end of the world.
Mankind has survived doomsday predictions countless times, from "end of days" predicted to happen at the dawn of the year 1000AD, down through the Y2K panic. We even survived the more recent doomsday that was supposed to arrive in the year-2000 because all the planets in our solar system came into rough alignment on May 5th of that year. But no, that cosmic event did not even tilt your coffee cup, never mind the earth's axis.
Now we come to NASA and observations by scientists who are not selling us carbon trades or caps. They tell us the earth's magnetic field, our shield against radiation from the sun, has weakened dramatically and continues to weaken. That is bad enough, but then we are told the sun cycle that periodically produces giant solar flares is now beginning to peak. Those flares, sometimes called "sun storms," wreak havoc on electrical and electronic systems. Storms in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. And since 1921 we have come to rely on electronic and electrical equipment that is far more delicate than mere telegraph wires—not to mention satellites.
Solar Cycle 24 has begun, and NASA predicts it will be 50% stronger than Cycle 23 that produced the largest solar flare ever recorded. Already, the first sun storm of the current cycle slashed through our weakened magnetic field in August and lit up the planet with spectacular light shows. NASA and astronomers reckon the sun will reach its maximum, "Solar Max," in late 2011 or 2012. Earth's magnetic field will be even weaker by then. What will happen?
The coming solar storm will hit Earth as fast as a bolt of lightning and have the effect of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) generated by the equivalent of millions of hydrogen bombs. The National Academy of Sciences says that if the coming Solar Max only equals the storm of 1859 it will cause damage to the globe's high-tech infrastructure that will require four to ten years to repair, and cost $1 to 2 trillion. Unless precautions are taken, the storm will act like an EMP, and massively damage communications, the electrical grid, emergency services and national security. Satellites will be destroyed or damaged as well, additionally degrading or destroying communications links and GPS systems.
There are also predictions that Solar Max will have an impact on Earth's core, that roiling sphere of liquid iron that generates the planet's magnetic field. If that is true, the coming solar storm will affect earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and hurricanes. All those disasters are frightening enough, but what direct effect will Solar Max have on animal life—on humans? If you want an informed view, seethe explanation by Mitch Battros, producer of Earth Changes Media. Battros' work is noted by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the European Space Agency, the Royal Observatory, the Naval Observatory and other major scientific organizations. You can see one of his beautifully illustrated and very readable reports at
If you are rightfully concerned about sun storms and the Solar Max, your worries can only increase when you read the Battros report to the very end. He suggests the powerful waves of magnetism generated in a solar storm can directly affect the human body's magnetic field. You will then look up Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Wikipedia and discover that medical research has proved that strong magnetic fields can indeed influence the brain and emotions, and that magnetism is now employed as a therapy.  
If another White House stimulus program does not wipe us out first, then look to the sun. Things promise to be hot in 2012.
Contributing editor Chet Nagle is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and Georgetown Law School. He was a Cold War naval aviator, a Pentagon official, and an intelligence agent in Africa and the Middle East, where he was awarded the Order of Oman. Chet Nagle is now a columnist and the author of IRAN COVENANT.

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