"And One-Third Of the Earth Was Burned Up" - Solar Flares and Climate Change

Largest Solar Flare In History

Three immense X-class Solar Flares eruptes in fewer than 24 hours during May 12-13, 2013. See the largest flare to the right: Class X 3.2, the largest ever recorded to date.
Three immense X-class Solar Flares eruptes in fewer than 24 hours during May 12-13, 2013. See the largest flare to the right: Class X 3.2, the largest ever recorded to date. | Source

As Hot As It Can Get

The Sun-Earth weather system is such that in the 2010s the largest solar flare recorded, violently erupted on Mother's Day in 2013. It was followed by two larger flares within 24 hours.

The peak of the eruption of the class X 1.7 and X 2.8 solar flares was recorded by NASA equipment shortly after 10:00 PM in Eastern Daylight Time on May 12. Class X 3.0 is the top of the scale in size of measurement for possible solar flares and an X 3.2 was recorded shortly after the X 2.8.

We know that increased solar activity can affect Earth's weather and its communications viability. We as a planet saw that type of effect during July 2012 when the communications and power outages caused by the Sun were calculated to hit the London Summer Olympics, but hit Ohio and much of the Midwest instead.

The result of solar activity in July 2012 was the closest to hell that I have ever experienced: power and communications outages and numerous consecutive days of temperatures at or over 100 degrees F. Emergency rooms were full of heat stroke victims and two peope in Ohio died fro the heat.

Interestingly, after a number of solar events already from January to May, in mid-May 2013, Douglas Main of LiveScience.com reported that climate change would result in

"...about 50 percent of plants and one-third of animals are likely to vanish from half of the places they are now found by 2080." -- Rachel Warren, University of East Anglia, UK

That is a harsh prediction, but one that rings a bell.

The foundation stories, literature, and religious texts of all of our Ancient and Modern Societies are likely neither all incorrect nor all correct - at least not inn all of the translations that exist and add or take away some concepts. However, I think that many of the religious prophecies of the nations at large can serve as a warning to encourage future action. Strangely, reports of 1/3 destruction of our animal species bring to mind the original language phrases translated literally as presented below:

Revelation 8:7-9 from the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (emphasis mine)

7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and it was thrown down on the earth, and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown down into the sea, and a third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.



NASA Alert of May 14, 2013

"The sun emitted a third significant solar flare in under 24 hours, peaking at 9:11 p.m. EDT on May 13, 2013. This flare is classified as an X3.2 flare. This is the strongest X-class flare of 2013 so far, surpassing in strength the two X-class flares that occurred earlier in the 24-hour period." -- NASA at this link.

NOTE: We are now in a historic period of experiencing solar flares of the largest sizes possible.

My Ratig Of the Importance of Space Observations

5 stars for Usefulness of NASA and Private Aerospace Studies

Held up against the related news of the entirety of 2013, this passages above make all the more reason to encourage NASA and privatized aerospace research and business companies to investigate the space surrounding the Sun-Earth weather system further.

A class X 3.0 solar flare, X being the largest possible, might destroy more than communications if it shot directly at Earth.The Mother's Day Flare of 2013 was directed away from the Earth, originating form a sunspot on the far side of the sun. Aimed directly at our planet, it would not only have affected satellite communications, our astronauts on the ISS, and our weather, along with increasing the display of the Northern Lights, but it might also cause some other problems, thus far unknown. NASA probably owns the simulation software to predict what they are. A big point to be made is that our space programs might develop a means of defense against the known and the unknown. Look at NASA Spinoffs to see what has already been acocmplished.

Whether it's all a prophecy fulfilling or a coincidence that we can apply to real time living, humanity, our plants, and our animal species do not need to die if we can prevent their deaths. Some plants and animals may come and go and be replaced by others, but the process need not occur all at once because of an X 3.0 or larger solar flare lighting up the planet.

Sunspot 1748 - Three "Mother's Day" Solar Flares - Dramatic Representation

London UK vs Ohio - Prediction Off By About 3,800 Miles

show route and directions
A markerLondon UK -
London, UK
[get directions]

Solar activity was predicted to hit the 2010 London Summer Olympics, but did not. Many people believed that it would not hit at all, anywhere.

B markerCentral Ohio -
Dublin, OH, USA
[get directions]

Increased solar activity had devastating effects in Ohio and other parts of the Midwest at the time of the Summer Olympics, over 3,800 mile away.

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Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

Yes, like you, I've noticed the extremely hot days in some parts of the US (like here in Ohio) as well as around the world, with some abnormally cool days in other parts.

Apparently, there will be warming until all the ice at the poles melts, then the ice melt will have reduced the temparatures of the oceans somewhat. I don';t know for sure what will happen after that, but I am heariing that the Sahara Deset is beginning to grow greater amounts of plants - that's startling. Climates seem to be moving around.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

This year has had some of the hottest days ever, I believe in climate change and see it and hear about it all the time.

Exceptional hub. Voted-Up, interesting and shared.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

I should have spent two weeks in West Virginia when Ohio, Michigan, and other parts of the Midwest were so hot!

I recall that many of our lawns burned in 2012 and we were not permmitted by the city to water them, because of water shortages. And water shortages are hard to believe, what with more snow and especially much more rain the last couple of years, most of all 2012 - 2013.

No matter what the Book of Revelation concerns, we can get an idea from its passages to apply to today's life -- The same is true of many old and new books and manuscripts.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

May 1993 -- NASA has records of multiple dozens of solar flares filling 50 - 75% of 13 pages in May of 1993, records at:

ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/STP/space-weather/solar-da...


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

I remember when I first moved here the temp the first week of May in 1993 was almost, if not, 100 degrees and there were no solar flares then.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Umm, when that solar flare hit places like you were in we didn't experience anything out of the ordinary here in WV. Revelations was written in 79 AD and it was all about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and not about anything in the future. The writer was very poetic in his tale as he witnessed it all from a neighboring mountain. With all of the new technologies that we have to save our world from all kinds of calamities and making new ones as we speak, I find it hard to believe we will have anything like 1/3 of the world drying up.

A few places that have done this and were once lush green areas are The Sahara Dessert and places tucked in just about every other continent. Everything is Cyclical and we are just in another cycle that we have not experienced yet. It is amazing the world and times that we live in and all that technology we are making each and every day.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

Speculation at NASA and private installations in my state exists that sending explosives into sunspots or flares can prevent or reduce the size and duration of erupting solar flares, like setting a perimeter fire to stop a forest fire. That energy used agasint the sun would need to be nuclear power.

I'm waiting to see if the flares continue to increase in frequency; if they do so, I'll be thinking that overly hot weather in June - August is the result, although I may be incorrect. Anyway, It's already 95 degrees F forecasted for tomorrow (5/18) in Ohio, far above average already, but not like last year. In 2012, mid-February started the high 70s and 80s temperatures, which lasted until the 100s and above in July and August.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Even if we can improve protection or precaution measures, solar flares is a natural phenomenon we cannot control nor we can fully anticipate its effect on the planet. The link to climate change is also very interesting considering the heated debate whether there is actually a climate change and the consequences of human activity on the planet's climate. Very interesting hub.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

My mind seems to do the togetherness automatically these days - scientists say that's the effect of growing more brain white matter (which makes such connections) over age 40 and beyond. LOL That's certainly a recommendation for older workers, I would think.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I did not mean to suggest that the storm was neglected in coverage or the weather it is just that they were not put into togetherness. No body in mainstream put them together. much kudos for doing so.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

The person that put together the video is quite creative about it and is a huge science fan. I think these stories are initially hidden in specialty pages, but I read a variety of observatory research reports and see data for reporting and discussion a bit earlier that way.


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mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

That was a great video. The entire hub is very interesting. I must live in a bubble. I missed it.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

NASA and other space companies continually improve radiation shielding for the ISS and other facilities, but the weather - who knows yet?


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

What can we do about it nothing really the sun will do what it wants to do and we have no control over it. I'm sure it is what causes so much of our weather change. Voted up on your interesting hub.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you for this hub. Very useful and interesting. I did read about this on the news yesterday. Voted up and sharing!


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America Author

HendrikDB and Ericdierker - Thanks for commenting! I look at NASA and private space news every day and try to stay aware of what's happening. Sometimes the news of these events appear inthe media of other countries before that of the UA.

Ericdirker - That's interesting that the news in Spring Valley does not say anything about the solar flares. Something is amiss, I think, in that media.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Those two weird days saw our temperatures spike over 15 degrees to over 100 degrees here is Spring Valley next to San Diego. I do not buy that being a coincidence.

But here is the weirder part, there is no news about it. They just treated it like another heat wave caused by highs and lows. Very interesting.


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HendrikDB 3 years ago

Very thorough and factual!

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