Maybe there is more to know about climate change beyond our planet
Have you ever wondered if the news is giving you the whole story? We find news about the weather, natural disasters and climate change span across multiple stories from multiple news sources. Has anyone put the pieces together on the whole story of climate change? Have we thought of all the possible factors affecting our climate? Have we thought about factors beyond Earth that could affect our climate?
What is currently happening to the earth
Let’s talk about what is happening on earth now as far as climate, natural disasters, and global temperatures go.
Scientists’ are predicting an increase in hurricane, earthquake and volcanic activity this year. The scientists are unsure of the exact cause. An article was written in January this year from stuff.com discussing the increase and even predicted some volcanoes expected to erupt. Here is the list:
* Kirishima, Japan
* Merapi, Indonesia
* Öræfajökull, Iceland
* Popocatépetl, Mexico
* Villarrica, Chile
* Kilauea, US/ Hawaii
Out of this list, Kilauea, Popocatépetl, Krishima, and Merapi have all erupted so far this year. That leaves just 2 out from this list and they are really talking. Kilauea is expected to have a huge eruption any day now and more volcanoes beyond this list are starting to rumble.
Earthquake swarms are increasing all over the world including in Yellowstone National Park, the location of the massive supervolcano. More earthquake swarms hit San Francisco area in February this year. Many more earthquakes are hitting California home to a few more volcanoes that are starting to talk. Larger earthquakes are hitting China, Japan, and the Philippines. Those larger quakes are predicted to start hitting the West coast of the United States soon. You will find “The Big One” on many headlines soon to come.
A Large crack several miles long opens up in Kenya this year due to severe drought and seismic activity. The continent appears to be ripping in half says The Weather Network.
There’s more going on to list but the point is a lot is changing. It’s true, natural disasters have happened and do happen all the time since the start of time. The climate has changed millions of times throughout our Earth’s life cycle. The problem is the Earth has never been so populated and so developed with the potential to create so much catastrophe in our current way of life. We also have a strong will to survive. In order to survive, we need to educate ourselves and think outside the box.
What on earth could be causing climate change
We all know by now that greenhouse gas emission is a huge factor in climate change. While the European Commission is trying to make changes to reduce emissions with it’s Paris Agreement, a few countries who are opting out of the agreement are continuing to increase large amounts of pollution and deforestation.
Satellite images prove the ice at the polar caps is melting at an exponential rate. The amount of fresh water from the ice dumping into the salt water is changing the salinity of the oceans. This change is also changing the ocean’s currents. The change in salt water concentration and the temperature rising in our oceans is causing currents to slow down. The Atlantic ocean is being hit the hardest with this change. The ocean waters will rise and hurricanes will get bigger and more powerful and will have more time to build its power with the slower movement. What else might be slowing down?
The Earth is slowing down. An article from Live Science describes the slow down this year in 2018. The slow down affects the Earth’s crust and the mantle underneath it. The article discusses a change in weather patterns from the slowdown including an increase in earthquakes. But what exactly is causing the slowdown?
What we know about Jupiter
Could something else outside of Earth be causing the slowdown? Something like a giant mass in our solar system? Could something around us have a strong enough gravitational force, radiation and heat like Jupiter have some effect on Earth?
Let’s break down what we do know about Jupiter to start thinking logically and outside the box.
If we do our research on Space.com, we find out that Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system capable of fitting 1,300 Earth’s inside it and it is the fastest spinning. The radiation on Jupiter can be detected from Earth with a magnetic field 20,000 times that of Earth. There is a giant red spot the size of Earth that is an ongoing massive storm for over 300 years now. It has 63 moons with one of the largest in the solar system named Ganymede. Ganymede is larger than Mercury and Pluto and the only moon with its own magnetic field. All of its other moons climates range from freezing to firey hot housing the most volcanoes on its moon lo.
Now that we have some idea of how massive Jupiter is and how intense it’s and its moons environments are, what does Jupiter have to do with Earth and our climate?
How Jupiter could be affecting our climate and wreaking havoc on our planet
Did you know that Jupiter was closer to Earth on May 10, 2018, than it has ever been in history? It is moving closer to the sun and Earth is moving farther away from the sun bringing Earth even closer to Jupiter in time. At it’s closest, Jupiter was 409 million miles away from earth. That’s really far away! But is it really in terms of space?
Jupiter’s magnetic field extends over 650 million km towards Saturn and a few million towards Earth. Right now it’s less towards Earth but something to think about when the universe is changing constantly and the current capabilities of Jupiter currently. Also, think about how many times scientists have been wrong or have not known about something. Again, we are still learning and there is much to learn.
Gravity is a little different. It is equal on all sides of a planet. Earth’s gravitational pull is measured at 9.81 m/s2. Jupiter’s gravitational pull is 24.79 m/s2. That is about 2.5 times more than Earth. Gravity is another scientific term scientists are learning more about every day from forces like black holes.
Noticing the seismic activity kicking off in May 2018 and volcanic eruptions starting the same time, is there a correlation with Jupiter being the closest to us that month? What if our numbers are off about the universe? How can we be so sure to measure the amount of gravity and magnetic field of Jupiter? Nasa is monitoring Jupiter and sending more spacecraft to observe it more and more every year. Maybe there’s a reason to learn more about this massive gas giant.
If Jupiter has some kind of gravitational force that can reach us right now, even a small amount, then we have not seen the last of its destruction. Since Earth moves faster around the sun than Jupiter, we would be passing Jupiter right now. From the start of Jupiter getting close, earthquakes and volcanoes have been active West of the Pacific tectonic plate. When we start passing Jupiter, that gravitational force will have a release kicking back currents in the ocean and Earth’s mantle under the crust in the other direction. This would kickstart earthquakes and volcanic activity on the East side of the Pacific plate.
The most noticeable amount of activity will be observed in the ring of fire or around the Pacific plate. Besides the ring of fire, the activity will also occur where Earth is the widest at the equator.
An article from Tech Times summarizes a study done by the National Academy of Sciences that it is very likely planets like Jupiter and Venus have had an influence on our climate in the past from their gravitational pull. There is nothing proven for sure but a correlation is definitely being made between our climate and gravitational forces outside of Earth.
What more to expect from Jupiter’s gravitational force
The next Jupiter encounter will be in June 2019. Jupiter will be even closer in 2019 than it is this year in 2018. What we are and will see the rest of the year in 2018, we can expect to see more activity in the year 2019 and years to come every time Jupiter passes.
Expect more dramatic weather patterns, more earthquakes with more severity and more volcanic eruptions. Temperatures can be hotter that year as well in some locations but colder in other regions as volcanic eruptions have a cooling effect when ash hits the stratosphere. Jupiter gives off a ton of heat. The closer it gets, the more heat we will absorb from the gas giant.
It’s hard to predict what will happen with the temperature as other forces are affecting the global temperature such as the grand solar minimum and the greenhouse gasses we are putting in the air. We can say, Jupiter will add to the unpredictable extremes.
The heat will come to us as energy. This energy will excite the atmosphere. We could expect an increase in lightning and intense thunderstorms.
How to prepare for climate change and seismic activity
Ready.gov is the most extensive and detailed website I have found to help prepare you for the list of natural disasters to expect from climate change listed below:
-Prepare for volcanic eruptions
-Prepare for flooding
-Prepare for earthquakes
-Prepare for Hurricanes
Here is the website again https://www.ready.gov
What happens in the year 2018 from Jupiter’s close proximity should help you better prepare for the year 2019 and so on when Jupiter is even closer. If we can’t prepare for today, prepare for tomorrow.
Space is an unknown mystery we continue to try to unlock its secrets. It is impossible to predict and understand everything about the universe. Anything can happen or nothing can happen for many years. Its unpredictability is what sparks our creativity and our urge to understand.
This article only touches a small amount of information regarding climate change and effects of the universe on Earth. There is more changing happening affecting more than we can comprehend. The best we can do is ask questions, hypothesize, test and come to the best conclusions from correlations.
With studies just beginning on the effects of the universe on Earth, The New Health Cycle is hoping to encourage more questions and thoughts extending past the information given to us in the news.