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OP is doing us all a service by calling attention to the issues.
I'll even get on my knees and beg you. It's THAT serious... They/you might get a full on X-ray body scan for the duration of the flight. This also includes your pets. With a failing magnetosphere you are playing Russian Roulette with your lives at any one given time. Being so high up in the atmosphere you therefore have much less of its protections mostly in the form of water vapor against solar radiation. Solar radiation that comes into contact/collision with metal produces secondary X-rays (Bremsstrahlung). Can anybody recall back to the so-called heat wave of France that killed tens of thousands of people? Most were elderly and children who are more prone to radiation sickness.
Originally posted by CircleOfDust
Can anybody recall back to the so-called heat wave of France that killed tens of thousands of people? Most were elderly and children who are more prone to radiation sickness.
In France, there were 14,802 heat-related deaths (mostly among the elderly) during the heat wave, according to the French National Institute of Health.
The high number of deaths can be explained by the conjunction of seemingly unrelated events. Most nights in France are cool, even in summer. As a consequence, houses (usually of stone, concrete or brick construction) do not warm too much during the daytime and radiate minimal heat at night, and air conditioning is usually unnecessary. During the heat wave, temperatures remained at record highs even at night, preventing the usual cooling cycle. Elderly persons living by themselves had never faced such extreme heat before and did not know how to react or were too mentally or physically impaired by the heat to make the necessary adaptations themselves. Elderly persons with family support or those residing in nursing homes were more likely to have others who could make the adjustments for them. This led to statistically improbable survival rates with the weakest group having fewer deaths than more physically fit persons; most of the heat victims came from the group of elderly persons not requiring constant medical care or living alone without immediate family.
5. I don't connect well with the "lynch the OP" feelings and mentality as though he'd committed genocide or the unforgivable sin.