Thursday August 1st 2013 Tim Candler
More recently, we end of the world aficionadas
have been glued to the "End of the world as we know it by Solar
Plasma Eruption" hypothesis. 2012-2013 is, or was, a peak
time for our star's eleven year cycle. Some of us had keenly anticipated
a plasma burst of five hundred year proportions directed at our planet
by an angry sun. I personally looked forward to communicating by
the mail carrier with any and all internet providers and an end to
the utility bill.
Of all the things in the universe that
are nearest and dearest to us the sun is the most likely to discipline
us. It has the potential to produce a disgruntlement in the ether that
will rob us of electric power grids and their peripherals, creating
momentous damage, and returning us to something like the eighth century AD.
Billions of us might survive radiation poisoning so that we can die of
starvation, and there will be no television to watch while we wait.
Otherwise it has been a good couple of days rest for me.