Originally posted by WhiteNite
Off topic but back when Katrina hit us in Mississippi our town was without power for a month and a half I think. And lines at gas stations were
wrapped around blocks. Really did remind me of end of the world movies when people are panicking and scrambling for everything. Terrible times for us
down here. But the reason I asked about the warning is you know how movies will have something happening such as an asteroid catastrophe and tptb
debate whether they should tell the public. Mass panic and all that. Its just movies but based on things that could happen. fix it but
That's why I posted the 2010 meeting, and it's PDF report, you should read it. It's the same kind of thing, working out a cohesive plan of action in
the case of an event as you have laid out, while underlying that there was a, not so subtle call for more shinola, and I believe they got it the same
year. That would need to be a big call, because it would not be just stuff on the ground needing 'hardening' it would be all the stuff that's in
space, in the air.
To make that work, it takes some convincing to get the shinola. I believe in that meeting they managed a 'little' scare tactic to government to get
Extract from the PDF.
Invited Speaker: Mr Christopher J. Scolese, NASA associate Administrator.
Mr Scolese noted there are many uncertainties as we approach the next solar minimum. He pointed out that, although this has been a very 'low' solar
minimum, it has produced some rather unexpected affects. The flux of cosmic rays at Earth, which are modulated by the strength of the solar wind, has
hit an all-time high. Exposure to cosmic rays and solar events limits the career of astronauts. Ionospheric and neutral atmosphere has been so low
that orbital debris, nornally removed over the course of a solar cycle, has remained in orbit longer, increasing the potential for collisions.
Understanding and predicting space weather is critical to human activity. He stated that almost no aspect of human life is unaffected by space weather
due to our dependence on space systems and technologies affect by the space environment. Space weather fundamentally affects all NASA missions and
operations, and although we currently need forecasts of days to weeks to support our space activities, as manned spaceflight moves out beyond the near
Earth environment, we will need forecasts of months to years....
Read on from the PDF.
So much is in place there, a bit of scary stuff, knowing we are at near end of the current solar cycle, with hints of 'What If' .
You see, you don't need remote viewing or much else to see that NASA does have concerns, as much about their own capablity to carry out their
programmes due to spaceweather, as spaceweather affects the world at the surface.
edit on 29-7-2013 by smurfy because: Text.