Tuesday, 22 April 2014

COULD GLOBAL WARMING BE CAUSED BY CHANGES IN OUR GALACTIC SURROUNDINGS

This article explains that our solar system is now moving through a more active part of the galaxy. Apparently we were not originally part of the Milky Way at all, but were in a much smaller galaxy called Sagittarius. The part of the article relevant to global warming is on the second section (part 2). Here is the paragraph in question:

"Implications in Global Warming?It has been postulated that this is the real reason for global warming since higher energy levels of the Milky Way are almost certain to cause our Sun to burn hotter and emit higher energies. Indeed, temperatures have been seen to rise on virtually all the planets in our system. This seems quite apart from any local phenomenon like greenhouse gases etc."

There is just one query, and that is I have not heard any evidence that our Sun is burning significantly hotter. Oh well, it's an interesting piece, and perhaps it causes an increase in cosmic rays.

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