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Originally posted by asperetty
reply to post by Maxmars
I think I might have watched the hearing where yu got this quote from. Reps from the Heritage Society(Foundation?) were speaking on the valid threat of EMP attacks from enemy countries as well as from the Sun and had proposed that the US set aside funds to construct some type of EM deterring box around transistors and generators and all other sorts of equipment that supplies us our electricity and would be affected by an EMP. I think the cost was some 200 Mil to effectively protect our eletrical infrastructure. Maybe 2 bil? Either way, it certainly was not expensive, and the benefits of preparedness far outweigh the costs. But then they were suggesting SMART grids for the nation, and I know many people here don't support that prop. Still, the phenomena is not being ignored and that is what is important for now.edit on 27-9-2011 by asperetty because: (no reason given)
Like a geomagnetic storm, E3 can produce geomagnetically induced currents in long electrical conductors, which can then damage components such as power line transformers.
Because of the similarity between solar-induced geomagnetic storms and nuclear E3, it has become common to refer to solar-induced geomagnetic storms as "solar EMP." At ground level, however, "solar EMP" is not known to produce an E1 or E2 component.
We found that in each of these categories the 1859 event had close peers or superiors.
"....Solar Flares cause Electromagnetic Pulse (EMPs) and EMPs can cause serious damage to the electrical power grid and literally fry computer components at power stations, in cars, and even in airplanes."
Are you saying that solar flares can cause problems with electrical infrastructure? They can't
A massive solar flare could knock out electric power for months.
The resulting solar storm could cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth, knocking out electricity grids around the world for hours, days, or even months, bringing much of normal life grinding to a halt.
There is no evidence that all life on Earth ever ended, yet in spite of that and in spite of the fact that the Sun shows no evidence of being capable of producing such an outburst, you cling to the idea that it could happen. No evidence that it could happen so we have to resort to the fallacy of an argument from ignorance.
They state that yes our sun is stable and won’t produce such an outburst but a sun like ours can? Now do they really know? They have a good idea, but science is full of surprises... and a powerful enough solar flare would Destroy many electronics and effect the gride and possibly END all life on this planet end of story!
It asserts that a proposition is true because it has not been proven false (or vice versa).
Argument from ignorance may be used as a rationalization by a person who realizes that he has no reason for holding the belief that he does.
maybe this is it : here my new theory!: the sun spot are huge, earth could imerge into the hole very easy!, this is how sun protect its eggs(planets),perhaps now it is time to get inside the sun , the hole planet must go inside the sun(nest), this would be the only way to protect Earth by the collision ( possible) with an alien planet or space station or nemesis or Melancholia, Nibiru, elenin......maybe now it is the Time to go in another dimension in this manner.....today is the 4-th day that i am surveying the sun with my binoculars and i can not believe that i see what i see 3 huge cracks in the sun ( one in a billion years image for me).