I’ve always believed that the auto makers and truck makers subsidise the cost of salt to the county road crews. Big Pharma is the main investor in the junk food industry. It makes perfect sense.
Just a short recap on the weather. The sun doesn’t so much heat the earth as it heats the thermosphere.
“The thermosphere is directly above the mesosphere and below the exosphere. It extends
from about 90 km (56 miles) to between 500 and 1,000 km (311 to 621 miles) above our planet.”
“Thermo” means heat, and the temperature in this layer can reach up to 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit. "
The thermosphere is heated in direct proportion to how much protection it gets from our magnetic field. As the north pole goes screaming over towards Siberia, it brings the cold with it. The arctic loses it’s strong protection from being so close to the north polar magnetic field.
The arctic warms up. Siberia cools down. The arctic air drifts further down south. The weaker the magnetic field, the more heat the thermosphere gets. The sun is going into a weak or very-weak minimum and the solar wind can’t charge our field enough to ward off flares and proton streams.
Previously, only an X-class flare could get through. Now, an M-class flare can do it.
The sun goes weak. Our shield goes weak BUT, Sol still pumps out some good CMEs even if it is in a quiet phase. You can expect the weather to get much more violent. The overall trend is cooling but, since our shield is weak, we have been setting new records for both hot and cold.
The Pakistani Government has warned their people to get ready for global cooling. How do you get ready for the glaciers to grow AND, the Indus and Ganges to diminisg their flow?
Many of our earthquakes are caused by coronal holes.
The big quakes 8.0 and above are ALL concurrent with a solar-polar reversal. So, even without sunspots, we will still get earthquakes caused by holes. SCOTTY, our shields are down !
The big worry is an ARkstorm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARkStorm
That’s in Ca. Oregon is expecting the Juan de Fuca plate to let go. It normally reaches a level 9 earthquale. The USGS says that everything west of Hwy 5 will be demolished.
I’ll just keep prepping and sit tight.