Boston received 2.3 inches of rain on Monday, April 22 enough to break the single-day record of 1.89 inches set way back in 1937.
At least two homes were forced to evacuate on account of the deluge, according to the Red Cross.
Cosmic Rays and Cloud Nucleation
Cosmic Rays are a mixture of high-energy photons and sub-atomic particles accelerated toward Earth by supernova explosions and other violent events in the cosmos.
Cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which, in turn, seed clouds — making cosmic rays an important player in our weather and climate.
During solar minimum, like the one we’re entering now, the sun’s magnetic field weakens and the outward pressure of the solar wind decreases — this allows more cosmic rays to penetrate our planet’s atmosphere. And with this being a Grand Solar Minimum we’re headed into, Cosmic Rays should be off the charts — and that’s exactly what researchers are seeing.
Furthermore, along with an uptick in localised precipitation, increased cloud cover has another major implication for our climate:
“Clouds are the Earth’s sunshade, and if cloud cover changes for any reason, you have global warming — or global cooling,” — Dr. Roy Spencer.
The upshot of our descent into this next Grand Solar Minimum, and resulting increase in Cosmic Rays, will be a cooling of the planet.
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Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift