Doomsday 12/21/2012: What might happen

By Jim Donahue

Yesterday, we discussed the ending of the Mayan calendar and the similarities between it and the calendars of other Ancient Societies. We also delved into what these Ancient Cultures predicted would happen, although not at great length, as most of their predictions are vague at best, and we would like some much more plausible answers.

So here are some of the more scientific projections.

Solar flares. Solar flares happen all the time and have been happening since the beginning of time. But what is a solar flare? A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the surface of the Sun, or the solar limb, which is interpreted as a large energy release of up to 6 × 1025 joules of energy. Solar flares are not visible from Earth. They are mainly followed by an enormous CME, which is also known as a coronal mass ejection. Solar flares, and the corresponding CME’s produce about one sixth (1/6) of the total energy output of the Sun each second, equivalent to 160,000,000,000 megatons of TNT, which is roughly 25,000 times more energy than released from the impact of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with Jupiter. The flare ejects clouds of electrons, ions and atoms through the corona of the sun into space. These clouds typically reach Earth a day or two after the event. This sends an extreme amount of radiation hurtling toward the earth.

Massive solar flares are sometimes associated with CMEs which can trigger geomagnetic storms that have been known to knock out electric power for extended periods of time. According to Matthew Stein, many hundred thousands of miles of high voltage lines would act like an antenna drawing the electro-magnetic pulse from a solar flare toward thousands of transformers on the world’s power grids. Many transformers could burn out and be difficult to replace.

In any event, the potential for our Planet to be stripped of its power grid is possible. Not to mention that all things electrical would instantly stop working. That means transportation would come to a grinding halt. Planes, trains, and automobiles would be affected, among other things. And that means planes will drop from the sky. This would also happen if a nuclear bomb were to be detonated in our atmosphere. And let’s not even think about what all that radiation does to the human body.

When normally occurring solar flares happen, our atmosphere protects us from the potential effects of the radiation. The earth’s ozone layer acts like a shield to block this harmful radiation from reaching us. These x-ray and UV rays go around us like water going around a small island in the middle of a river.

This atmosphere is created by gravity, which is created by the earth rotating on its axis. This axis is an imaginary “pole,” running between the North and South poles that our planet spins on. This spinning creates the magnetism of the earth, and in turn, gravity, which we need desperately, and cannot afford to lose.

This is why scientists are so concerned about Global warming, as the holes in the ozone layer are over the North and South poles. As these holes expand, more radiation from these flares gets inside the ozone layer, accelerating the melting of the ice caps. This could lead to our next problem.

The North and South poles shifting.

More on that tomorrow.

13 Responses to "Doomsday 12/21/2012: What might happen"

  1. Sam Jolly   November 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    God says He uses the simple to confound the wise…….it always seems to me that we are so chained by Time! How small minded a people we are without Faith of infinity which is not held by the constraints of Time! Rightfully so,because when you live by Faith in the infinite, the Science of carbon dating and so forth become the best we can conceive as Fact with the data we have. Therefore a person of Faith believes in his or her limited capabilities to control the outcome of a world so perplex and wonderful that its only by Faith that one can truly love Science and still except their ineptness and welcome LIFE !!! We are not in control of this Universe we are only custodians during our journey! I live by the Pan Theory! However it pans out I have Faith that the Creator of the Universe knows what He’s doing!!! I give you not a spirit of Fear but of Peace,Love and a Sound Mind! Love, Sam

  2. MarjieSmiles   August 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

    It will be the Ascension of Earth, along with whomever wants to go on to the next dimensions.
    …to have your questions finally answered.
    Light and Love to All.

  3. liquidsouljah   June 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    its already happening .. check the auroral ovals are off center… regardless of the out come… this one’s dedicated to all the 2012 survivors out there!! )

  4. DavidPun   June 21, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Absolutely, and the moon is made of green cheese,

  5. sceptic   June 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Reminds of a story told once by a guy who had once been an editor for the National Inquirer. A photo editor-artist brought in a “photo” showing a UFO that had crash landed in Antarctica, being observed by a polar bear and a penguin. The editor complained, “But there are no polar bears in Antarctica!” The artist responded, “There are no UFOs, etiher…”.

    • james77   June 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Ok, ok enough already, I give up. Uncle. As is obvious to everyone that read this article, I have no real background in science to speak of. It was never my intention to try to educate the masses about science. What I am trying to do with this series of articles is let people who don’t know, or don’t have the time to do the research, that something terrible may come to pass, and maybe give them cause to prepare for the event.

      My big mistake was paraphrasing too much, and not having all my notes in order. I am truly sorry to those of you with an extreme knowledge of science. I never intended to offend anyone. I will fix my inaccuracies, and re-edit my next article before publication. Just give me another chance, please. Thanx, Jim

    • gregory judie   June 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      If your not intelligent enough to understand the science behind what you read please quit commenting!

      • james77   June 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

        greg. perhaps you have the time and intelligence to write this article. please use the contact info.

  6. Jake Latham   June 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Seriously! Can we get a fourth-grader to write the next one? This is a shaky topic to begin with, but the multiple inaccuracies pointed out should never have made it to any respectable publication!! 😮

  7. wow   June 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    wow, there are about a dozen inaccuracies in this article
    to name a few:
    1. They are mainly followed by an enormous CME, which is also known as a coronal mass ejection – not true, they are sometimes associated, as you later point out, but not mainly followed
    2. The earth’s ozone layer acts like a shield to block this harmful radiation from reaching us. – Wrong. Actually, the Earth’s magnetic field channels the radiation towards the poles and around the planet, the cause of the aurora at the poles. The ozone, on the other hand, blocks ultraviolet light, which is a form of radiation but not directly related to CME’s.
    3. Gravity is not caused by the Earth spinning. A fifth grader should know that. It is caused by universal attraction of mass. It is directly related to the mass of the two objects and inversely related to the distance between them.
    4. The melting of the ice caps is not related to sun spots and certainly doesn’t contribute to the shifting of poles.

    And it keeps going….

    Please don’t bother to write more tomorrow without doing a slight bit of research. This article has more inaccuracies than I have ever seen in one single place.

  8. neitherday   June 17, 2012 at 1:17 am

    You need to learn some basic science. Earth’s rotation does not cause Earth’s gravity – gravity is directly related to Earth’s mass. Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the ionized particles of a CME, not the ozone layer. The effects of a CME do not include melting the ice caps. Large scale electrical grids are in danger as are satellites, but a CME poses no danger to your car and planes are not going to “drop out of the sky”. I could go on, but really you should just read a book on the subject.


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