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Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of "all Americans" within a year.
I'd be fine, most people up here would be just fine. We have lots of resources and know how to use them.
An EMP big enough to take out our entire power grid?
originally posted by: jrod
This is great...on climate related threads the OP calls people who are concerned about the human impact as fear mongorers.
Now the OP is posting a fear mongoreing propaganda piece...
Keep it classy.
No way in hell EMP blasts can take out 90% of the population. The people writing this are sensationalizing to sell fear.
No. It could cook every chip in your car. Now, if you have an older car, without computers. You might be ok.
He said your car would die temporarily, but restart after the magnet charged particles had passed.
I'm pretty sure they aren't.
Don't think NK is advanced as Russia.
Why not? Conversely, why not tell us even if they don't have it?
Also, if the Ruskies really had that, would they tell us?
Depends on the platform. ICBM, not so much. Shorter range, maybe.
Even if they have one, don't we have the capability of shooting it down?
Underground. And using theory. The one time we tested one in space, it was a lot stronger than theory told us it would be.
And another thing, how do you test a bomb like that? Wouldn't it knock out their own power supply?