Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months

Steve Morozumi for fluxlife

'A new study from the National Academy of Sciences outlines grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm circa 2012.'

About 150 years ago, a solar storm took out a good part of the telegraph systems on the planet. Experts in diverse fields addressing this problem, claim that we're due for another big one. The next really big solar storm could happen between now and 2012, in 2012, or just after that year. These space, industry, and academian people really know how to nail down a date, don't they (lol)!

More recently, in 1989, a significantly sized solar storm took out power to the entire country of Quebec, Canada.

In the past, we lost some telegraph systems, and power to a country. This time we'll lose a lot more, we've got much more at stake. Not a bad time to cultivate some low tech skills like organic gardening. I think Cuba wrote the book on survival gardening when everything in your nation fails. Check it out at: The Humble Yogini .

FOXNEWS article: http://foxnews.com

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nubiz said...

I'll be bummed when I can't get on the interwebs! :(

Miss JC said...

Ugh..this stuff scares me.

Lydia said...

That NASA photo looks like shiny marbles! btw, I wonder what NASA has to say about this possible event in 2012. Reason I ask is because I really don't trust FoxNews for balanced reporting.....
That said, however, you're right that we should research low-tech means for survival (and communication, I might add!). Just imagine....all of our blogs would go down and we'd all lose touch with one another if something like this knocked out the grid.
Is everyone practicing their smoke signals and Morse Code? :)

Steve Morozumi said...

"A catastrophic failure of commercial and government infrastructure in space and on the ground can be mitigated through raising public awareness, improving vulnerable infrastructure and developing advanced forecasting capabilities," the report states."

"The report was commissioned and funded by NASA. Experts from around the world in industry, government and academia participated. It was released this week."

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