posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:55 AM
Humans have been around for about 100,000 years so far, but only really been aware of the universe around us for about 100 years.
None of this stuff is new to Earth just new to our minds.
Also the earth is a cyclic thing. Some times the poles flip and these kind of coronal ejections have larger effects, some time we have an ice age, and
some times asteroids hit us. This is just part of living on Earth and while it is new that we know this, these event have happend before.
Yes, these are natural disasters and people can and will die from some of them, but the same is true of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes etc.
Just hang on for the ride and see where you go. And in the end, over a long enough timeline MUCH shorter than the cosmic one for these
events...everyone survival rate is 0%.
You are more likely to get creamed by a car on your way to work than killed by a solar mass ejection.