posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 11:03 AM
reply to post by Phage
Right. There will always be solar flares, including solar flares during planetary alignments. The frequency is the same as it's always been.
What's intriguing is the relationship between planets and the sun and how it's all relevant and interactive. Since we have no other historic data
point for the Carrington Event, its difficult to know the frequency or rarity of this type of event. We have to accept and plan that this is a
possible reality in our future, whether in our lifetime or 100 years from now.
The projections are that as little as $300 million is all it would take to secure our electrical grid and safeguard against solar flares, EMP's and
We buy life insurance, auto insurance and adopt safeguards in other areas, but this 500 pound gorilla is being ignored.
Why would our governments not prepare for the worse that would devastate our economy for years to come?
This report on electronic magnetic pulse (EMP) threats is a good starting point, whether we lose electric from an EMP or solar flare is irrelevant.
What is relevant is losing life as we know it. We need to plan for it!
USA Report on EMP Threat
Threat of Securing USA Electric Grid
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Solar flares threaten our nuclear power
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An EMP may also be a naturally-occurring event caused by solar flares and storms disrupting the Earth’s magnetic field. In 1859, a major solar
storm occurred, causing auroral displays and significant shifts of the Earth’s magnetic fields. As a result, telegraphs were rendered useless and
several telegraph stations burned down. The impacts of that storm were muted because semiconductor technology did not exist at the time. Were the
storm to happen today, according to an article in Scientific American, it could “severely damage satellites, disable radio communications, and cause
continent-wide electrical black-outs that would require weeks or longer to recover from.” 3 Although storms of this magnitude occur rarely, storms
and flares of lesser intensity occur more frequently. Storms of about half the intensity of the 1859 storm occur every 50 years or so according to the
authors of the Scientific American article, and the last such storm occurred in November 1960, leading to world-wide geomagnetic disturbances and
radio outages. The power grid is particularly vulnerable to solar storms, as transformers are electrically grounded to the Earth and susceptible to
damage from geomagnetically induced currents. The damage or destruction of numerous transformers across the country would result in reduced grid
functionality and even prolonged power outages.
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