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

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months


www.foxnews.com

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

Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.

The prediction is based in part on a major solar storm in 1859 that caused telegraph wires to short out in the United States and Europe, igniting widespread fires.

It was perhaps the worst in the past 200 years, according to the new study, and with the advent of modern power grids and satellites, much more is at risk.

"A contemporary repetition of the [1859] event would cause significantly more extensive (and possibly catastrophic) social and economic disruptions," the researchers conclude.
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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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I found this today on foxnews.com
I didn't see it anywhere eles on ATS...I'm hoping to get more info on it. They didn't disclose a "when" in the article. I've made a new shopping list: bullets, h20, canned food and candles. Now I need a cave to live in! Seriously though...I hope it only skims us and doesn't "fry" everything.


uh oh...I just seen another thread on this---I'm new here--gimme a break
someone will delete this thread.

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 9-1-2009 by laced]



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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AAAAAGGGHHH! It's like Chinese water torture.


[edit on 9/1/2009 by kosmicjack]



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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Somehow, I think we will find the technology to get us through this. This is probably going to be like the y2k deal. Nothing.
(I worked that night, and I had to put up with administration running around worrying the piss out of me.)



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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all it means is "it will turn off"...

God people see doom and gloom all over the place lol

Look the world aint gunna end becouse of some solar storm bullsnip...

we are far to smart.. we can just BUILD more when the affect goes away "no one said it would be prolonged.." meh neways

load of scare mungering... silly

OMG LOOK THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT!! WE ARE ALL GOING TO FALL OFF...

thats what it sounds like everytime i read DOOOM stuff "2012" zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzaaaa

humans cant predict the bus let alone life.. cmon people wake up lol



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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Hey! Check this out...its just a little bit lower on this very same page. Wow.

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 09:02 PM
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shouldn't a simple faraday-cage protect our electronics sufficiently?

you know: like an oldschool lunchbox

[edit on 200919 by Carlthulhu]



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
Somehow, I think we will find the technology to get us through this. This is probably going to be like the y2k deal. Nothing.


Mmmm this is hardware destruction, not software at all, very very different indeed!


Originally posted by theresult
all it means is "it will turn off"...


Do you know why?
NO?
Because all the electronic circuitry will be fried, melted,

Kaboom

Gone

Not workable, will need replacing.



God people see doom and gloom all over the place lol

The internet, would stop immediately.

Many planes would probably fall out of the sky killing real people.

If you were in intensive care you would without a doubt die.

Do you suck the water to your tap or is it pumped electronically?

What about the GPS used by the military and NUCLEAR weapons not being effective at that time...

care to hazard someone may take advantage of that situation?

How many cars are on the road at any one time in the world driving?

What would happen if most of the power steering, electronic controls stopped on all of them at once?

Do you think there just might be a Crash or two?



Look the world aint gunna end becouse of some solar storm bullsnip...

we are far to smart.. we can just BUILD more when the affect goes away "no one said it would be prolonged.." meh neways

load of scare mungering... silly


You will find it's Mongering. And yes it goes away but how are you going to get into space to fix the Satellites, when the factories that make the parts don't work and need starting from scratch, all the machines, all the computers, all the rockets....

When without building new ones they would have to hand pump the fuel into each rocket lol.

The storm may not be delayed but the effects would be.... and anyone reading this if in that hospital, or in that car would have a high chance of dying when it happened, if not in the social and economic political chaos that would follow for at least 5 yrs.

DO YOU KNOW that in many parts of the world electricity is distributed by a system with only 3-4 spare certain lets say "switches" in each country, that are hand made (using electricity to in manufacture)!!!! , and in each country there are say for Britain 50 of these that are PARAMOUNT in making the system work. They have a manufacture time and creation date of around 4 months with today's nicely running smooth specialist workshop's....

Is it beyond the realms of imagination that the handful of people in each country who can make these, might not be alive, or worrying about trying to get water rather than spending say 6 months with no power, no running water, no effective police force or civil safety (police radios!!!!) trying to make these things.

Yep just like Y2k... No concern

Hey that storm only lasted 10 minutes We are superhuman and ok ...

I am afraid in such a situation my friend, which is much more likely than an Alien landing on the white house lawn, or Yellowstone going up in our lifetime, or a nuclear exchange this year...

Well people with such strong opinions on things, which they don't know anything about will be in for a bigger surprise that even, those saying 12 months ago Fear mongering Doomsayers about the economy.....


people wake up lol


Yep I certainly think many people should.



Originally posted by Carlthulhu
shouldn't a simple faraday-cage protect our electronics sufficiently?

you know: like an oldschool lunchbox


How do you get Faraday cages around satellites?

Buildings?

Cars?

Water processing Plants?

All Fridges?

All Radio Communications equipment?

More importantly around the source of power Electrical stations and then all the cables from there to each appliance in each home uninterrupted?

Thought about doing the Math but would take me way too long of my time... weeks I am not even sure if there enough Copper in the purity needed in the world to do it in just the USA never mind the world.


I do though really feel for those reading the article with Pacemakers!


Luckily or maybe not, though Our lovely sun is very very quiet at the moment, eerily and scarily quiet, in fact soo chilled in many ways most scientists are puzzled concerned and a bit baffled.

Kind Regards,

Elf

[edit on 9-1-2009 by MischeviousElf]



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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Well said, well said! are you reading my thoughts?!
The depth of problems this "storm" would cause are shocking.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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Exact same post was put here yesterday..

Search really is your friend


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 10:58 PM
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Already Posted 1 day before hand OP in same Forum.

Sorry
I get caught out to,

But find Search within the forum with keywords, helps to stop this.

UNLESS directed by a Moderator or Staff can EVERYONE please continue this discussion here:

Breaking Alternative News - Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down USA for Months

Ah well all that typing and and a quick sharp post from me to waste to lol.

Elf.



posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 01:36 AM
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already a topic on this guys.. please close



posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 03:09 AM
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Please discuss in ongoing thread, Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months.

Thanks.

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