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Solar Storm Disaster in 2012? March 25, 2009

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, Science & Technology.
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Our modern way of life, with its reliance on technology, has unwittingly exposed us to an extraordinary danger: plasma balls spewed from the surface of the sun could wipe out our power grids, with catastrophic consequences.

The “perfect storm” is most likely on a spring or autumn night in a year of heightened solar activity – something like 2012. Around the equinoxes, the orientation of the Earth’s field to the sun makes us particularly vulnerable to a plasma strike.

blackout-warningThe projections of just how catastrophic make chilling reading. “We’re moving closer and closer to the edge of a possible disaster,” says Daniel Baker, a space weather expert based at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and chair of the NAS committee responsible for the report.

According to the NAS report, the impact of what it terms a “severe geomagnetic storm scenario” could be as high as $2 trillion. And that’s just the first year after the storm. The NAS puts the recovery time at four to 10 years.

via Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe – space – 23 March 2009 – New Scientist.

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1. g warner - March 30, 2009

there looks to be a big blob on top of my house–i don’t like that…

2. abi - November 26, 2009

i we all goner die in 2012 is it true or not ….

3. 2012disasterpreparation - December 21, 2009

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4. hazel - December 24, 2010

i think we will know when it is gonna happen . the sun rays will come and shoot at us. so it will get really hot and we can prepare for it if peopl would help earth.. i love earth!!!! <3


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