A new study from the National Academy of Sciences outlines grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm.
Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.
The prediction is based in part on major solar storm in 1859 caused telegraph wires to short out in the United States and Europe, igniting widespread fires.
For some reason, there has been several news article in the past few weeks and months that seem to deal with potential “end-of-the-world” scenarios or major cataclysms. I find the subject interesting and it makes me realize just how vulnerable our modern society is. Am I the only one who feels that our civil defense and disaster preparation are seriously underfunded and ignored?