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Since: Mar 08
#1 Nov 9, 2013
The 1859 Carrington Event was a massive solar storm, which if it were to occur today would in all probability cause most of the electrical power grid to fail – burning out countless thousands of transformers, which would take up to several years to replace in entirety. In the mean time, some say that up to 90% of ‘modern’ civilization could or would die. Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a joke. It is a sobering possibility, and one that should not be taken lightly.
Not only would the grid-down situation be catastrophic to our supply chains and distribution, but to make matters worse, factor in the possibility of hundreds of nuclear power plants running out of backup generator fuel before the plants have time to completely undergo a cold shutdown. Surely, some will successfully shut down, but all of them? Probably not.
According to Mike Hapgood,(space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, England), says that massive solar storms have happened before and another one is likely to occur soon.“The world is still not prepared for a truly damaging solar storm”.
In the modern world, we use electricity for so many things. We require electrical power to pump water into people’s houses and to pump the sewage away.[You can imagine] what could happen if the sewage systems aren’t pumping stuff away.
If you don’t have power, you can’t pump fuel into vehicles. If you don’t have any fuel, traffic could come to a standstill.
Most of the time you’re using credit cards, debit cards or you’ll be getting money out of an ATM. If you’ve lost the power, the computers in the bank that keep track of our money will have back-up power, but not the ATMs or the machines in the shops. So if you had a big power outage, it wouldn’t be long before we’d be trying to find cash.
-LA Times, Space Weather Ominous Forcast
I'd like to state my belief here and now, if it happens, Obama is completely innocent of all charges.
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