Editor’s note


The following story and in-depth interview with "rebel" astrophysicist James McCanney was originally scheduled for our September 2003 issue.


That turned out to be the first month of a still ongoing temporary suspension of publication of The SPECTRUM due to the departure of a member of our tiny staff.

Readers may remember - from the provocative front-page feature story of our May 2003 issue - that astrophysicist Jim McCanney offers very unconventional views (compared to normal textbook doctrine) concerning what the forces are which really control planetary activities like weather.


Jim’s insight that the important parameters to consider are actually ELECTRICAL in nature has far-reaching implications which extend beyond even the "radical" physics that Jim is comfortable operating within. But that is a story for another day.

Similarly, while knowledgeable readers of The SPECTRUM are always eager for insights about how such suspicious covert operations like HAARP and Chemtrails may be contributing to the ever more crazy weather and Earth changes we’re all observing and experiencing, these are not a part of Jim’s current perspective. But what Jim DOES address still provides important insights as to how secret electromagnetic shenanigans could be a lot more effective than is officially admitted to be the case!

Rick Martin has brought together a collection of data, about what is going on these days with Mother Earth, that we are likely to look back upon as merely the "tip of the iceberg" of what’s yet to come.


Serious questions are being raised that have no good answers in conventional science because that well-controlled religion holds tightly onto absurd, outdated dogma rather than recognizing important subtle-energy interactions that exist among the various celestial beings who comprise our ALIVE solar system.

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Earth Weather

"To understand Earth weather, you first have to understand that the Sun’s fusion is not in the core, it’s up at the surface of the Sun. That translates into tremendous electrical energy in the Solar System.


The planets, and the comets, and the moons of the Solar System, all are discharging this battery (or capacitor) that’s built-up around the Sun. In the process of discharging this capacitor, the electrical energy is blowing through the Solar System all the time and is, basically, the cause of our weather."
 - James McCanney

Anybody who has been paying attention knows that we’ve been having some really weird weather over the last several months.


Actually, it’s been downright incredible! And it shows no signs of returning to "normal" anytime soon.

There are many factors influencing our crazy weather about which the general public is not being informed. Even the conventionally schooled meteorologists don’t have a clue. But in an effort to gain an understanding of what’s really going on, I’ve taken the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with physicist James McCanney. And I believe, after reading this story, you’ll be glad I did.

It’s important to give people like Professor McCanney a platform to voice unconventional yet meritorious views. And as has often been the case with people on the cutting edge of science, this is seldom allowed. It is a great loss to humanity when scientists of such groundbreaking vision are censored.

The views and concepts expressed by James McCanney are clearly and reasonably stated. It boggles the mind that so many of the old models so closely held by atmospheric physicists, by NASA, and by so many others within the "scientific community" don’t crumble to pieces from the sheer weight of not holding up to the test of either time or what’s plainly unfolding right in front of their faces.

I would personally like to thank and applaud James McCanney for his brave and unbending efforts of bringing forth truth for the greater good of humanity. I would even request our readership to hold him in your prayers.

As is always the case with multi-faceted stories, I would like to tie together some necessary background information prior to beginning the interview. This will, hopefully, provide a broader view from which to understand the concepts presented here.

What follows are two press releases from an international group called the World Meteorological Organization concerning the global weather situation.

I’ll follow that with James McCanney’s new webpage information report called The Sun-Earth Connection Forecast & Report. Then I will provide a summary of some representative Earth-changes data, prior to moving into some information about Immanuel Velikovsky’s work.


I’ll then share a press release from NASA about the "oldest known planet", and then some brief information about Mars and its close approach to Earth. With that as background, we’ll then move into the conversation with Professor McCanney.

With that said, let’s begin with the following press release:


World Meteorological Organization: "Our Future Climate"
WMO Calls For Timely Global Action On Climate

GENEVA (3/23/03) -  We are all stakeholders in our future climate. It is to the benefit of all nations to work together to better understand our climate in order to adapt to it, and to prevent and mitigate any adverse impact. Recent occurrences of floods, tropical cyclones, droughts, and other extreme weather and climate-related events could well be glimpses of what a change in climate could bring upon us. The future cost of inaction to protect climate is expected to exceed by far the cost of timely action. This is stressed in the message of the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Professor Godwin O.P. Obasi, to the international community on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day (March 23, 2003).

The changes in climate observed over the last decades will continue, presenting urgent and growing challenges to many aspects of our lives, including health. Addressing those challenges in his message, Professor Obasi warns that:

"The most immediate threats to humankind relate to increased variability in the intensity and frequency of storms and other extreme weather and climate-related events such as floods and droughts, heat waves in major urban areas, and the impact of sea-level rise on low-lying coastal regions."

Already, over the last ten years, the number of disasters of hydrometeorological origin has increased significantly.

Worldwide, recurrent drought and desertification seriously threaten the livelihood of over 1.7 billion people who depend on the land for most of their needs. The 1997/1998 El Niño event, the strongest of the last century, is estimated to have affected 110 million people and cost the global economy nearly US$100 billion.

Statistics compiled from insurance companies for the period 1950-1999 show that the major natural catastrophes - which are mainly weather, water and climate-related - caused estimated economic losses of nearly one trillion US dollars. A leading reinsurance company estimates global warming impacts could cost US$300 billion annually by 2050.

Current projections show little change or a slight increase in the amplitudes of El Niño events over the next 100 years. But with higher temperatures, the extremes of floods and drought generally associated with El Niño events could be more severe.

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And if that were not enough of an ominous warning, how about this:


According To The World Meteorological Organization, Extreme Weather Events Might Increase

GENEVA (7/2/03) -  Record extremes in weather and climate events continue to occur around the world. Recent scientific assessments indicate that, as the global temperatures continue to warm due to climate change, the number and intensity of extreme events might INCREASE, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) states in a press release issued today.

In June, record high temperatures were recorded across southern France, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40°C [104ºF] in parts of southwest France. This resulted in June average temperatures of 5º to 7ºC above the long-term average. In Switzerland, the month of June was the hottest in at least the past 250 years, according to environmental historians. In Geneva, since 29 May, maximum daytime temperatures did not drop below 25°C [77ºF], making June the hottest June on record for the city.

[Note: As of late-August, as I am adding some more details to this story, the HOT trend throughout Europe continues. Paris has had record-breaking heat topping 104ºF, which is the hottest in the last 50 years. According to the 8/21/03 Daily Record:

"Undertakers in France estimate the recent heatwave has killed more than 13,600 people.

"Funeral home giant OGF says almost 3500 people [other stories indicate the number may be as high as 5,000] will have died in Paris alone by the end of the month."

Other similarly bizarre (yet under-reported) weather-related events are occurring elsewhere on the planet, with no good explanations given. -  R.M.]

In the United States, there were 562 tornadoes during May, which resulted in 41 deaths. This established a record for the number of tornadoes in any month. The previous monthly record was 399 tornadoes in June 1992. In the eastern and southeastern part of the U.S., wet and cold conditions prevailed for well over a month. Weekly negative temperature anomalies [meaning it was colder than average] of _2ºC [_4ºF] to _6ºC [_11ºF] were experienced in May while precipitation excesses [meaning it rained more than average], ranging from 50 mm [2 inches] to 350 mm [13.8 inches] over a period of more than 12 weeks starting in March 2003, have been recorded.

In India, this year’s pre-monsoon heat wave brought peak temperatures of between 45ºC [113ºF] and 49ºC [120ºF] which correspond to weekly temperature departures from the normal of +2ºC to +5ºC. At least 1400 people died in India due to the hot weather.

In Sri Lanka, heavy rainfalls from Tropical Cyclone 01B exacerbated already wet conditions, resulting in flooding and landslides and killing at least 300 people. The infrastructure and economy of southwestern Sri Lanka was heavily damaged. A reduction of 20-30% is expected for the output of low-grown tea in the next three months.

These record extreme events (high temperatures, low temperatures, high rainfall amounts, and droughts) all go into calculating the monthly and annual averages which, for temperatures, have been gradually increasing over the past 100 years.

New record extreme events occur every year somewhere on the globe, but in recent years the number of such extremes have been increasing. According to recent climate change scientific assessment reports of the joint WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global average surface temperature has increased since 1861. Over the 20th century the increase has been around 0.6°C [1.0ºF]. This value is about 0.15°C [0.3ºF] larger than that estimated by the previous reports.

New analyses of proxy data for the Northern Hemisphere indicate that the increase in temperature in the 20th century is likely to have been the largest in any century during the past 1000 years.

It is also likely that, in the Northern Hemisphere, the 1990s were the warmest decade and 1998 the warmest year. While the trend toward warmer globally averaged surface temperatures has been uneven over the course of the last century, the trend for the period since 1976 is roughly three times that for the past 100 years as a whole. Global average land and sea surface temperatures in May 2003 were the second highest since records began in 1880. Considering land temperatures only, last May was the warmest on record.

The influence of El Niño and La Niña on these extreme events is in general undefined. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its members - the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services along with various research institutes - will continue to organize research and document the influence of El Niño and other large-scale climate phenomena on climate extreme events.

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Recently, physicist James McCanney posted a link on his www.jmccanneyscience.com webpage, updated constantly, to a fantastic webpage titled The Sun - Earth Connection Forecast & Report.

This is one of the most detailed and scientifically specific pages you will find anywhere with:

"Earth weather related to solar conditions based on data gathered daily from the many solar satellites and the Plasma Discharge Comet Model Solar Surface Fusion Model and Electric Solar System Model of Professor James M. McCanney, M.S."

Since these reports change on a daily basis, and they are extremely detailed, I will not quote a report verbatim here. While conditions will undoubtedly change significantly by the time you are reading this, nevertheless, the information is included here because it is valuable to gaining a greater understanding of the larger picture.

Here I will list a few "high points" to give you an idea of important data you’re not getting in the news. These are excerpts from the 7/27-29/03 and 7/29-31/03 issues of The Sun - Earth Connection Forecast & Report:

[quoting excerpts]

•Solar storm conditions are present, and as a result the Sun-Earth ALERT condition continues to be in effect.

•An extremely powerful solar proton storm began on July 26, and as this proton storm tapered-off later in the UT [Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time] day on July 26, the influences of a large coronal hole on the Sun started producing significantly strong solar winds, creating MINOR to MAJOR electrical storm conditions in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere. The electrical storm conditions continue as of July 29.

•The influence of the large coronal hole, located in the southwest quadrant of the Sun, continues to produce some extremely HIGH solar winds.

•Solar winds on July 29 went above the 900 km/s level. The HIGH solar wind conditions continue to produce electrical discharge and inter-action storm activity here on Earth. At the moment, electrical discharge and inter-action storm activity is at active levels, and this condition is expected to continue for the next few days.

•ACTIVE to ERUPTIVE solar flare conditions are present at this time, with a 50% or greater probability expected for C-class solar flares, or possibly larger.

•Electrical Discharge & Inter-Action Storm Activity: ACTIVE to STORM LEVEL conditions continues at this time.

•The Electrical Discharge & Inter-Action Storm Activity is the solar electrical discharge and storm activity level, which is present in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, and that is inter-acting with the Earth.

•Disturbances caused by the Sun, and HIGH levels of solar storm activity have a profound effect and influence on Earth’s weather and geological processes, like earthquake and volcanic activity.

•Due to the current effects of HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and the presence of solar electrical storm conditions, and the way this HIGH level of activity interacts with Earth, those on Earth should remain ALERT for increased disturbances in weather, earthquake, and volcanic activity levels.

•In addition to increased and disturbed weather patterns and systems, HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and storminess interact strongly with Earth’s geological processes, and this in turn creates an increased risk for earthquake and volcanic activity, with the possibility for some of this geological activity having the potential to reach extremely strong levels.

•REMEMBER: Higher levels of storminess on the Sun in turn create higher levels of electrical activity and storminess, including instability, in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, which in turn have a powerful and direct influence on Earth processes like weather, earthquake activity, and volcanic activity.

•The Sun continues to remain extremely active, despite the fact that the current solar cycle should be in much more of a decline than what it is for this time in the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle.

•Electrical storm activity _ HIGH.

•Unusual weather index HIGH for locations attaching to the Ionosphere via existing storm cloud systems

•Solar wind speed VERY HIGH.

•X-ray Index (within past 48 hours) - activity VERY HIGH.

•The solar electrical activity and storminess in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere have been extremely HIGH over the last 24 hours, with a great deal of the activity centered over North America and areas of Europe.

•July 27 has already been filled with several large-magnitude earthquakes: At 02:04:10 UT there was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in the Fiji Islands region; a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the Tuvalu Region at 03:20:36 UT; a magnitude 6.7-6.9 earthquake in Primorye, Russia at 06:25:31 UT; a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the vicinity of the West Chile Rise; a magnitude 6.0-6.4 earthquake in Southern Bolivia at 11:41:28 UT.

•Volcanic activity has also been at increased levels due to the HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and storminess interacting with Earth: Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka) woke-up and erupted on July 26, spewing vast amounts of ash, steam, and gas more than 8 km above the crater of the volcano, and lava from the volcano is moving down the east slope of Bezymianny at 30 km per hour. On Friday night, July 25, Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, Mexico, shot glowing rocks and ash high into the sky, startling residents in nearby communities and raining its ash down on Mexico’s capital city.

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For a few additional points of activity, allow me to list data from The Sun-Earth Connection Forecast & Report for August 3-August 5:

[quoting excerpts]

•The extremely strong solar winds that started on July 26, creating solar electrical storm level conditions in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, continued until the early hours of August 3, at which time the solar wind speed finally started subsiding. The solar electrical storm conditions and extremely HIGH solar winds continued through August 2. The influence of another coronal hole is due by August 6, when it is very likely another increase in solar wind speeds to storm condition levels will start being felt again.

•The influence of the EXTREMELY HIGH solar winds that were present from July 26 through August 2 is expected to interfere with and disturb Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere for several more days. Solar winds on August 1 went above 900 km/s on several occasions, as has been the case numerous times since July 26.

•The sunspot count for August 1 was approximately 120-135.

•The sunspot count for August 2 was approximately 120-135.

•The updated sunspot count for August 3 has raised the sunspot count to approximately 135-150.

•The sunspot count for the most part has remained at above normal levels of activity for this time in the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle. Some mainstream scientific axiom charting of sunspot data is showing that the sunspot activity is at normal levels, but actual sunspot activity, continuing to be tracked, shows sunspot activity at above normal levels of activity.

•Solar eruptions, flaring, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and other storm activity on the Sun continue to remain at above normal levels. A normal sunspot count for this time in the solar cycle should be approximately 65-70 (and decreasing) sunspots, with a low amount of solar eruptions, CMEs, flaring, and other types of solar storm activity.

•On August 1 at 00:39:48 UT the solar wind speed reached a high of 981.80 km/s, and then reached the 900 km/s mark several more times before fluctuation for the remainder of the day in the high 700 km/s to high 800 km/s level.

[end quoting]

Obviously significant activity is occurring within our Solar System - mostly unreported and poorly understood by the public - that has a strong impact on the climate and geology of Earth.

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