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Originally posted by CINY8
There have been reports of the magnetic shield of the earth has "cracks", allowing particles to enter the atmosphere and also not protecting us as well from a solar storm. Right now we are in a solar minimum but the worry is that when the sun becomes active again it may cause problems above what usually happens during solar storms (increased interference, etc.)
"The magnetic fields of the sun and Earth are expected to be in alignment around the time of the next peak, which could amplify the storms’ effects."
"You can sort of compare [the situation] to a gas stove," Raeder said. "If you turn on the gas and you light it right away, nothing will happen—the gas stove will go on and there will be a flame. "But if you turn on a gas stove and you don't do anything for a while and then you throw in a match, what will happen? It will say, Boom!"