An echo of Whitley’s new novel! – Whitley’s latest novel The Omega Point, which will be published in June, is about energy from a distant supernova entering our solar system and gradually causing havoc. The leading edge of such an event would take the form of a massive increase in cosmic rays suddenly appearing. This has just happened. According to sensors on NASA’s ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) spacecraft, galactic cosmic rays have just hit a Space Age high. In PhysOrg.com, Tony Phillips quotes researcher Richard Mewaldt as saying, “In 2009, cosmic ray intensities have increased 19% beyond anything we’ve seen in the past 50 years.
Something is changing earth’s weather far faster than globalwarming models indicate. The extremely violent hurricane andtyphoon seasons of 2004 have been followed by ferociouswinter weather, and now yet another tropical cyclone hasformed in mid Pacific, with winds in excess of 100 MPH.
In early December, an unprecedented blizzard dumped amonth’s worth of snow on Vladivostok, and record breakingwinter storms are now striking the US and Europe.
What has changed? It’s not clear yet, but some German andRussian scientists believe that cosmic rays may be playing apart in cloud formation, and therefore in the violent weather.