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June 21, 2011: In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average1 solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries. The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren't sure how to categorize it. The blast peppered Earth with the most energetic protons in half-a-millennium, induced electrical currents that set telegraph offices on fire, and sparked Northern Lights over Cuba and Hawaii.
Would it really be that bad if it WOULD happen???....A global blackout!!! It would suck big time i know but I think that people would not have a choice to snap out of it!!!! People are addicted to technology and we are getting lazy....things are getting too complicated.
I dont wish anyone harm at all, I just think it could be beneficial for mankind to get back to our roots....literally
Oh and I meant this for after the massive riots of course....
Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
reply to post by Lichter daraus
I'm not disputing that. I'm just expressing my disgust at the thought some people are looking forward to such an event as a positive reboot. I would imagine a lot of these people are young men with not a lot at stake. I can't imagine a whole lot of women and elderly of both genders are going to be enthusiastic about a return to conditions we read about our third world counterparts enduring. At best we can hope for an Amish lifestyle. But the more likely scenario is probably more along the lines of a horror movie for a long time. Even with laws to protect us and a general acknowledgement of our rights in civilized society, most women and children and elderly don't feel particularly free or safe now. How fabulous is it going to be for us in chaotic conditions?
Ah well, maybe Yellowstone will blow and take out a majority of us in one fell swoop, oblivious to strong and weak alike. Everyone is fine with the prospect of everyone else losing everything they worked so hard for all their lives as long as they perceive themselves as somehow advantaged and coming out on top in the end. That's the root of the elite mindset. And it's in rich and poor alike. Screw the other person, I'm getting mine.
But this is all off topic speculation anyway. Let's get back to the science...do we understand enough about the workings of the sun to really predict something dire off of this?