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Earth's magnetic field normally protects the surface of the planet from a continual flow of charged particles, called the solar wind, and even does a pretty good job defending against some storms. When a storm swept past Earth last Friday, it met up with magnetic field pointed in such a way that it thwarted the storm's effects. That's not always the case.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Moscow on brink of technogenic disaster
Russians die in great numbers from heat and smog.
Death toll made secret by KGB
Originally posted by new_here
reply to post by boondock-saint
I don't know, somebody at that thread said the source was Sasha Faal (whoever that is, but all the replies poo-poo'd the source) which is good in the longrun.
But take a look at these: