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A solar flare can make your toilet stop working

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posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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A new article (130 pages or so ) published by NASA explains

"what might happen to our modern, high-tech society in the event of a "super solar flare" followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm."


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That's the surprising conclusion of a NASA-funded study by the National Academy of Sciences entitled Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. In the 132-page report, experts detailed what might happen to our modern, high-tech society in the event of a "super solar flare" followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm. They found that almost nothing is immune from space weather—not even the water in your bathroom


very interesting . As we aproach 2012 it seem that NASA is talking more and more about a possible strong solar maximum .
Also this video from FoxNews:



[edit on 22-1-2009 by sty]




posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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A beautiful article stating how vulnerable we are, and the other effects of this are,


Power outages would be accompanied by radio blackouts and satellite malfunctions; telecommunications, GPS navigation, banking and finance, and transportation would all be affected. Some problems would correct themselves with the fading of the storm: radio and GPS transmissions could come back online fairly quickly. Other problems would be lasting: a burnt-out multi-ton transformer, for instance, can take weeks or months to repair. The total economic impact in the first year alone could reach $2 trillion, some 20 times greater than the costs of a Hurricane Katrina or, to use a timelier example, a few TARPs.


I think the world will literally come to a standstill.


sty

posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 09:09 AM
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i like this documentary (Discovery) , made like a little story but very good to make an ideea on how it would (will?) be..



(after you watch part one you can see the rest on YouTube)



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