by Paul Winter

January 2003 (updated October 2003 and December 2004)

from HandPen Website


This article proposes a number of hypothesis to explain the increase in severe solar system weather and relates it to increased solar activity. For example, from 1650 to about 1730 very few sunspots occurred, see the graph below. This period corresponded to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age." Rivers froze that were normally ice-free and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes.

From a New Scientist article of 02 Nov 2003, "There have been more sunspots since the 1940s than for the past 1150 years (combined)." That is a 1825% increase. Sunspots are the precursors of solar flares and coronal mass ejections and reflect the internal state of the sun. Sunspot numbers were derived from levels of a radioactive isotope found in ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctica.

This article proposes that increased sun activity is related to increases in cosmic dust which is being attracted by the Sun’s magnetic field. In 2003, cosmic dust into our solar system increased threefold. Between 2005 and 2013 cosmic dust will increase by another factor of 3. If the Sun affects Earth weather, and increased cosmic dust fuels the Sun, we are in for a rough ride. Of greatest concern: volcano activity over the past 100 years has increased 500%. The timing of this increase is disturbing because the usually dependable (every 600,000 years) Yellowstone super volcano is 40,000 years late.

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Ions Entering Our Solar System Cause Tremendous Changes

Differences Between the 1996 and 1999 Solar Maximums
Is Too Great (from Divine Cosmos)

In 1997, Russian scientist DR. Alexey Dmitriev offered compelling evidence that an increased number of ions were entering our solar system. They were adding to the fuel to our sun and causing the changes listed below. On 14 August 2003 an article appearing in Space News confirmed Dmitriev’s theory by reporting that the European Space Agency’s Ulysses spacecraft had detected that the number of incoming particles to our solar system recently tripled and the pace is expected to grow over the next decade (details in this text far below).

The Sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th century which corresponded to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age." Rivers froze that are normally ice-free al year and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. So it seems that solar activity directly affects Earth weather. You can read more about the affects on our weather produced by sun activity and the flow of “nebular material” into the Solar System by reading an excerpt from Paul LaViolette’s 1983 Ph.D. dissertation "Galactic Explosions, Cosmic Dust Invasions, and Climatic Change."

From the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), New Evidence of Space Weather Impact on the Terrestrial Weather and Climate


List of Changes to Our Solar System

These increases seem to be due to increased fuel to the sun. If that is true, such events will continue to increase over the next few years.

  • A 300% increase in the amount of "severe" solar activity than what was formally predicted for the year 1997 alone (NASA 1998)

  • A 400% increase in the speed that solar particle emissions are capable of traveling through the energy of interplanetary space (NASA 1997-2001)

  • A 200% increase in tornadoes in unexpected areas such as Maryland from 50 years ago. Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life by Dr. Dmitriev (1997)

  • A 400% increase in the overall number of natural catastrophes on Earth between 1963 and 1993 (Dmitriev 1997)

  • A 230% increase in the strength of the Sun’s magnetic field since 1901 (Lockwood, 1998)

  • 9 out of the 21 most severe earthquakes from 856-1999 AD occurred in the 20th century (Russian National Earthquake Information Center, 1999)

  • A 400% increase in the number of earthquakes over 2.5 on the Richter scale since 1973 (Manderville 1998)

  • A 500% increase in Earth’s volcanic activity between 1875 and 1993. For increases between 1973 and 1998 see the graph below (Mandeville 2000 )

  • In a New York Times article, Peter Becker, a scientist at the Federal Standards Laboratory, an institution of 1,500 scientists dedicated entirely to improving the ability to measure things precisely admits that the kilogram standard comprised of platinum-iridium is getting lighter.

If we remember that the Sun contains fully 99.86% of the mass in the Solar System, then we can easily see that it wields the strongest thermal, gravitational and electromagnetic influence. Other possible sun induced changes:

  • Recent magnetic pole shifts of Uranus and Neptune, as Voyager 2 observed their magnetic axes being significantly offset from their rotational axes (Dmitriev 1997)

  • Visible brightness increases now being detected on Saturn ( Dmitriev 1997)

  • 200% increase in the intensity of Jupiter’s magnetic field from 1992-97 (Dmitriev 1997)

  • 200% increase in the known density of Mars’ atmosphere encountered by the Mars Surveyor satellite in 1997 (NASA 1997)

  • Significant melting of Martian polar icecaps in just one year, clearly seen in satellite photography (NASA 2001)

  • Significant physical, chemical and optical changes on Venus, including a sharp decrease in sulfur-containing gases in its atmosphere and increasing brightness ( Dmitriev 1997)


Moon Craters Offer Evidence of 50 Time Greater Sunspot Activity in our Past

Are we heading for a tremendous increase in sunspots and resultant serve, life threatening Earth catastrophes? From Paul LaViolette’s 1983 Ph.D. dissertation Galactic Explosions, Cosmic Dust Invasions, and Climatic Change:

One of the most amazing discoveries of the Apollo 11 manned landing on the Moon was that small lunar craters frequently contain lumps of soil whose upper surfaces are coated with a glassy glaze. The glassy patches that were photographed at close range by Apollo astronauts, Gold, T.:

"Apollo II Observations of a Remarkable Glazing Phenomenon on the Lunar Surface."

Science 165 (1969).

These provide a record of past solar flare activity. Assuming that the cratering rate has remained relatively constant for the past 2 X 10^4 years, Zook, Hartung, and Storzer (1977) conclude that solar flare activity must have been about 50 fold higher about 16,000 years ago.


David Wilcock Has Compiled Excellent Theories

David Wilcock seems to have found the most intriguing theories on cosmology and what is happening to our solar system.


Regarding cosmology, Wilcock drawers on the experiments of Dr. N.A. Kozyrev which prove the existence of aether. His theory on the current status of our solar system comes primarily from a paper, "Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life" published in 1997 by Russian scientist DR. Alexey Dmitriev.

Dmitriev offers compelling evidence that matter and energy containing ions of hydrogen and helium and hydroxyl are entering our solar system in increasing numbers that are having powerful effects on all our planets. You can read more about the effects on our weather produced by sun activity and the flow of “nebular material” into the Solar System by reading an excerpt from Paul LaViolette’s 1983 Ph.D. dissertation "Galactic Explosions, Cosmic Dust Invasions, and Climatic Change."


More Dust Arrived in 2003 and More is Coming

On 14 August 2003 an article entitled, "Defenses Down, Galactic Dust Storm Hits Solar System," appeared in Space News discussed the data being collected by the Ulysses spacecraft. The article made the following announcement:

The number of incoming particles recently tripled and the pace is expected to grow over the next decade.

The article went on to say that the rate is expected to stay constant until 2005, and then increase by another factor of 3 prior to 2013. The solar magnetic field, which often protects us from charged particles, is at its current 22 year cycle low. Each year, the magnetic field will get stronger and push more dust away.


Some day however, the influx could get worse. The solar system is plowing toward a galactic cloud known as the G-cloud.

"The time of the entry into the G-cloud is unknown, but is expected to occur any time in the next 10,000 years... There will be a constant increase in dust rates, because the G-cloud is more dense than the local interstellar cloud that is now surrounding our Sun."

To verify the accuracy of the above article, I (Paul Winter) contacted Research Professor Jeffrey Linsky of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He developed a model for the Local Interstellar medium and has predicted our entry into the G-cloud to occur within 3000 years. He pointed out that the Ulysses data was only 10 years old,

"Extrapolating from only 10 years of data is very risky. One hundred years of data are probably needed to remove the solar magnetic cycle effects to determine a secular trend."

Since the solar magnetic field plays a large role in repulsing dust particles and the field strength has an 11 year cycle, the predictions made about future dust particle quantity based on the Ulysses data must be looked at as a very rough estimate. Professor Linsky went on to comment about the predicted higher density of the G-cloud as compared to the LIC (Local Interstellar Cloud) which we are now in,

"I know of no evidence for this. My best guess is that the densities are about the same." He made additional comments about the two clouds, "However, nobody knows whether the two clouds are in direct contact, whether there is very hot gas between the clouds, or whether there is a cooler and denser interface between the two clouds."

To read more on a layman’s view of Dmitriev’s Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life, read Chapter 8 of the Divine Cosmos by David Wilcock. The Divine Cosmos is the source for much of the information on this "The Sun Is Freaking Out" article. You can also read Dmitriev’s report simply translated from Russian into English, but it is a bit difficult to follow.


Wilcock Relates Sun Activity to Earth Catastrophes

Although conventional science is willing to admit that CMEs (coronal mass ejections), usually following large solar flares) create geomagnetic disturbances, they do not correlate such activity to severe earth whether or earthquakes.


David Wilcock does. From Chapter Eight of Wilcock’s "The Divine Cosmos":

On April 2, 2001, solar flare number 9393 broke all records for brightness and strength, weighing in at the unheard-of X-class of 22; the measurement scale had previously only been designed to go to a frightful maximum of 20. This flare was considered the largest of its kind ever observed for at least 25 years, earning it the new name of “mega-flare.” It was nearly three times more powerful than the March 1989 event, which totally shut down Canada’s power grid. Fortunately, the X-22 level of radiation from flare number 9393 did not directly impact the earth.

On April 10, 2001, two CMEs were released. Then, on April 11th, a rash of severe tornadoes, some a quarter of a mile wide, ripped through the Midwestern United States, affecting Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska. Furthermore, a 5.7 earthquake occurred in Indonesia on April 7, a 5.9 earthquake on April 13 that destroyed 30,000 homes in China, and a 6.5 on April 15 off the coast of Japan. Most scientists would not be willing to acknowledge the connection between the solar activity and events such as severe weather and earthquakes, but again we see how the energy phenomena are related. All these events clustered around the surge in solar activity of April 10th.

For 2003 From CNN
In an article entitled "Sun Erupts in Biggest Storm in Years" by Kate Tobin on October 28, 2003, details of the third largest solar flare (x18) were reported. Although CNN and does not maintain its articles for very long, you may be able to read the details here.

From Space Weather News
An X-class solar flare erupted near sunspot 486 at 0650 UT on Oct. 26th. Another X-class flare erupted near sunspot 484 less than twelve hours later at 1815 UT. At least one of these eruptions, and possibly both, has hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth.


Right: SOHO’s extreme UV telescope photographed this prominence rising above the sun’s southwestern limb on Oct. 26th at 0119 UT. The giant loop is as tall as 30 planet Earths. Astronomers can’t remember the last time this happened: two Jupiter-sized sunspots crossing the face of the sun at the same time. Sunspots 484 and 486 have tangled magnetic fields that pose a threat for powerful X-class solar flares--like the one this morning.


The Weather in 2003 Verifies Wilcock’s Theories


If Wilcock is correct, the weather and sun related catastrophes in 2003 should be very high and drop-off in 2004.


It seems that this article pretty much sums up the weather for 2003, "135 Tornadoes Hit US Since Sunday" 5-8-3 (CNN),

"Forecasters are warning that conditions are ripe for Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas to be hit by more tornadoes Thursday.... Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas were heavily damaged earlier this week in one of the most intense outbreaks of tornadoes in 53 years of record-keeping.


More than 40 people have been killed in the non-stop storms. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, authorities there were battling to keep the Tennessee River from rising any further. The river has already reached its highest levels in 30 years."

The heat wave that hit Europe in the summer of 2003 killed an unprecedented number of people. France alone lost 10,000 people to the heat wave.



Hurricane Isabel from Space 2003. Isabel recorded wind speeds over 300 MPH (second highest ever recorded)

Intense Electrical Storm 2003

The Volcanoes in 2003 Verify Wilcock Theories

Wilcock showed that increased sun activity increases volcanic activity on Earth by correlating coronal mass ejections. If Wilcock is right about the weather changes, we should see increased volcanic activity in the year 2003. That is exactly what happened. Based on volcano data from the University of North Dakota updated July 28, 2003, so far, at seven months into 2003, there have been 82 eruptions. There were 31 eruptions in all 12 months of 2002 and that is after a roughly 500-percent increase in worldwide volcano activity since 1975. There are two large, overdue volcanoes that may be triggered by this increased activity, the Yellowstone super volcano which could cover half the United States in ash and the volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands which could set off a tidal wave to devastate the east coast of the United States.

In March 2004, 300 elk were paralyzed and died in Wyoming near Yellowstone National Park. Scientists have ruled out disease as a cause of death to the elk which are known to be bright eyed and healthy. Some people are saying that the official lichens as a cause of death to the 300 elk is misinformation.

Some of the gases that are released from a volcano are deadly to animals and humans. And, in fact, one of these gases, hydrogen fluoride causes paralysis then death. If it was hydrogen fluoride, it is highly indicative that the area has become highly unstable.



Yellowstone’s Super Volcano

Hopefully, the increased volcano activity over the past few years will not set off Yellowstone’s super volcano. Unfortunately, it erupts with near-clockwork precision every 600,000 years. The last eruption was more than 640,000 years ago - we are overdue for annihilation.

Super volcanoes do not form mountains. They actually create depressions in the ground called calderas. In super volcanoes the magma is so viscous that volcanic gasses that normally trigger an eruption cannot pass, so a massive amount of pressure begins to build up. This continues for hundreds of thousands of years until an eruption occurs, which blasts away a huge amount of ground, forming a new caldera.

Scientists searching for the caldera in Yellowstone park could not see it because it was so huge - only when satellite images were taken did the scale of the caldera become apparent, 53 miles by 28 miles
(click the map to the right.)

Yellowstone Caldera, 53 Miles by 28 Miles

The super volcano watch web site:

The Toba caldera in Sumatra, Indonesia, is another large super-volcano. Around 74,000 years ago, Toba erupted catastrophically, releasing an estimated 1,735 cubic miles of sulfur-charged magma (mostly as ash) to great heights. This eruption reduced world temperatures 5° to 10° C for several years (from The Hutton Commentaries on pole shifts).


A 100 Year World Wide Increase In Volcanic Activity


Not only has there been a dramatic increase in volcanic activity for 2003, but volcanic activity has been increasing for over 100 years. The graph to the left was developed by Michael Mandevill who has written an analysis of the relationship between the 6 ½ year wobble of the earth (due to the pull of the sun and the moon) and volcanic activity.

Yellowstone - Continuing Bad News - 9-8-03
Here is a 9/8/03 report from Dr. Bruce Cornet Geologist, Paleobotanist, and Palynologist:

I have been not wanting to post about the recent quake increase at Yellowstone until I was sure. Starting last Thursday, I noticed an increase in several things on the seismos around Yellowstone:

  • Previously ’quiet’ mountains are starting to show small EQs (Earthquakes)

  • ’Flatline’ vibrations are increasing

  • Glacier Peak is showing an increase in local EQs

  • Several seismos are ’in sync’ with each other regarding readings (usually indicates a deep quake effecting several mountains)

  • Nearby states are showing an increase in EQs

  • The quakes are starting to be ’long and drawn out’ instead of your typical 3-5 min shakers

  • Usually quiet seismos are showing ’micro spikes’

Mt. Sheriden is a Tiny Cap Sitting on a Huge Keg

....Ground temperatures in the northwestern part of the park are up to 200º F in some places.

What to Watch Out for:

If more steam vents appear, the pressure in the magma chamber will continue to drop until it reaches a critical stage when the superheated water within the magma explodes. When that happens the super-volcano will blow violently in a Pompeii-like explosion, but 100,000 times worse.

# End of selected excerpts from Cornet’s report.

From Armageddon Online’s super volcano web page:

Immediately before the eruption of Mt. Sheriden, there would be large earthquakes in the Yellowstone region. The ground would swell further with most of Yellowstone being uplifted. One earthquake would finally break the layer of rock that holds the magma in - and all the pressure the Earth can build up in 640,000 years would explode a huge chunk out of the Yellowstone caldera.

Magma would be flung 30 miles into the atmosphere. Within 600 miles virtually all life would be killed by falling ash, lava flows and the sheer explosive force of the eruption. Volcanic ash would coat places as far away as Iowa and the Gulf of Mexico. One thousand cubic kilometers of lava would pour out of the volcano, enough to coat the whole of the USA with a layer 5 inches thick. The explosion would have a force 2,500 times that of Mount St. Helens
(click image right). It would be the loudest noise heard by man for 75,000 years, the time of the last super volcano eruption. Within minutes of the eruption tens of thousands would be dead.

The long-term effects would be even more devastating. The thousands of cubic kilometers of ash that would shoot into the atmosphere could block out light from the sun, making global temperatures plummet. This is called a nuclear winter. As during the Sumatra eruption a large percentage of the world’s plant life would be killed by the ash and drop in temperature. Also, virtually the entire of the grain harvest of the Great Plains would disappear in hours, as it would be coated in ash. Similar effects around the world would cause massive food shortages. If the temperatures plummet by the 21 degrees they did after the Sumatra eruption the Yellowstone super volcano eruption could truly be an extinction level event.

If we make it through 2003, we should be OK until 2005 when the sun will start to act up again and cause more earthquake and volcanic activity on our planet.

Here is a comprehensive graph that compares the number of earthquakes around Yellowstone to the lifting of the ground. From Predicting Yellowstone by Robert B. Trombley, Ph.D., Southwest Volcano Research Center, Apache Junction, Arizona USA.

An excellent Yellowstone super volcano web site.

Notice how the wavy line of cumulative earthquakes starts to get steeper after 1995.

Volcano Links from the Doomsday Guide web site. The best collection of volcano links on the Web including a link to a web site about predicting Yellowstone.


Astronauts Notice Noctilucent Clouds

From Science@NASA "Strange Clouds" article.

In February 2003, space station astronauts noticed the increased observability of noctilucent clouds high in our atmosphere. The clouds are about 50 miles above the Earth. They were first seen in 1885 two years after the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano which sent ash as high as 40 miles high into Earth’s atmosphere.


Eventually the ash settled, but the noctilucent clouds remained viewable if you traveled to latitudes above 50 degrees. However, in recent years noctilucent clouds can be seen as far south as Utah and Colorado.

I believe this is an indication that volcanic activity around the globe and mostly in the ocean, has increased to such an extent that the ash released is increasing the visibility of noctilucent clouds.


That is a lot of ash which can only be explained by the large increase in volcanic activity for 2003. This increase is exactly what was predicted and is right on time.


From the Canary Islands Comes a Wave to End the East Coast

La Palma is the largest of the western Canary Islands and rears 21,320 ft (6500 m) above the surrounding ocean floor. La Palma is not only the steepest island in the world but has also been the most volcanically active of the Canary Isles in the past 500 years. There have been two eruptions on the island this century alone - the last one was in 1971. More details from the source.

The following warning was issued in 2001:

300 ft. waves traveling at 500 MPH will devastate the eastern seaboard of America and inundate much of southern Britain, say scientists who have analyzed the effects of a future volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands. A massive slab of rock (left of the heavy gray lines) would break away from the island of La Palma and drop into the Atlantic Ocean to cause a tsunami - a monster wave - bigger than any recorded, the scientists warned yesterday. Details from 

If earthquakes and volcanic activity continued to increase at the current rates, how can this landslide not occur?

What You Can Do
If the Yellowstone super volcano erupts and dust falls in your area in a significant amount, you may not be able to go outside unprotected for days.


You should:

  • Keep extra food and water on hand.

  • Buy a case of dust masks, about $20 for a case of 20.

  • Monitor this the Volcano News web page.

If you live on the East Coast of the U. S., and the La Palma landslide occurs, learn how to surf really big waves.



Other Effects of This Increase in Volcanic Activity

Robert Felix says that the increase in volcanic activity is warming the oceans. This is increasing precipitation and bringing more snow to northern areas some of which is not melting in the summer. He also states that global warming is a myth and that the next ice age could begin any day.

Andrew Kenny agrees: and if the global warming scare has little foundation in fact, the ice-age scare is only too solidly founded. For the past two million years, but not before, the northern hemisphere has gone through a regular cycle of ice ages: 90,000 years with ice; 10,000 years without. The last ice age ended 10,000 years ago. Out time is up. The next ice age is due. - The Ice Age Cometh.


Ultimate Secret of The Mayan Calendar

For more information on the effect of the sun changes on the Earth, read a summary of the work of Dr. S.V. Smelyakov in The Ultimate Secret of The Mayan Calendar. This summary includes information on global natural cataclysms on Earth and phenomena in space, such as supernovas of nearby stars.


Another View on the End of a 26,000 Year Cycle of the Mayan Calendar

Carlos Barrios a historian, anthropologist and investigator, studied with traditional Mayan elders for 25 years. And has became a Mayan Ajq’ij, a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide. He has an alternative view about the significance of 2012 (this article starts with information regarding the effect of the war in Guatemala on the Mayan people, then gets into the Mayan calendar). This article was written by Steven McFadden. Carlos Barrios feels that,

"We are at the cusp of the era when peace begins, and people live in harmony with Mother Earth. We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition."