Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by AlaskaFranke
so then a large one does what?
Are cells down because of overburden on the towers or because the flare is early?
Large CME create high temperatures that strike the earth. Gamma rays are the most prevalent factors, as well as heat, magnetic, and UV radiation.
Plants wither and die, small creeks, streams, ponds dissipate. Technology dependent on satellites fail, cell phone, television signals, pagers,
wireless systems-all go away, much like a massive EMP pulse hit it.
Science suggest that a large scale CME is possible in our lifetime. We are bombarded with CME’s almost every day. Most are harmless, some are of
greater intensity, while others are huge, but lack the power to reach the planet. There are many instances of the Sun ejecting large volumes of CME at
the earth. The scientists seem to shout with glee whenever this happens, but fail to realize the serious ramifications should a huge CME erupt and
come hurtling towards Planet earth.
Wanna see what it would feel like. Put a pizza roll in a glass of water, slide it into your microwave, and set the timer on high for 1 hour. That
would be about the effect you would experience, but all at once.
Shelter is underground, deep underground, but Gamma radiation at that level would still poison you, or kill you on the spot with massive doses.
There really is no way to protect yourself from a large scale CME. I’m sure if you were many miles underground, like in a mine or deep caves; you
might have a chance.
Of course, one has to contemplate IF the Powers That Be, would even take the time to alert the population, for fear for starting a global panic. A
situation that they are afraid of with utter fright.
To date; there have been several CME in our lifetimes. As earlier stated, most are harmless, but a few have been pretty severe. Am I holding my breath
for the BIG UN’? Probably not. Given the limited survivability of the human race against CME, my take is that I will seek a safe shelter, but
knowking well that it’s probably all for nothing.