Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sun Dims - Bush Responsible

Charles Osgood takes a look at the dimming sun. And it has him worried.

I know you've already got a lot to worry about as it is, but something rather odd is going on --- on the Sun.

The Sun normally undergoes an 11-year cycle of activity --- and last year, it was supposed to have heated up --- and, at its peak, would have a tumultuous boiling atmosphere, spitting out flares and huge chunks of super-hot gas.

Instead, it hit a 50-year low in solar wind pressure, a 55-year low in radio emissions, and a 100-year low in sunspot activity. Right now, the sun is the dimmest it's been in nearly a century.

Did you know that? It's true. Astronomers are baffled by it, but has the press covered the story? Hardly at all. Is the government doing anything about it? No, it's not even in the Obama budget or any Congressional earmarks.
But Obama has only been in office about 3 months (Three Years 8 months 3 weeks and 6 days to go). We know whose fault it really is. Washington, where everything is political, they'll note that it began before President Obama took office --- perhaps "another example of the failed policies of the Bush Administration."
Whew. Now that we know who to blame I think it absolves the current administration of all further responsibility. Thank the Maker.

H/T Watts Up With That

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