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SOLAR FLARES TO PEAK IN 2013 - 09/01/2013
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Will Solar Flares Cause A Catastrophe On Earth? ~ 11-year cycle points to 2013 as a peak year for solar flares. In an article published on July 17th in the Washington Post, it was reported that Lloyd’s of London (the world's oldest insurance market) is concerned about the massive damage that solar flares could inflict on the global technology infrastructure, perhaps costing as much as 2.6 trillion dollars. Worse than that, besides just our GPS devices and cellphones not working, our electric power grids could go kaput for 20 to 40 million people on the Eastern Seaboard alone – possibly for years!! Click here . ~ Dicovery Channel: The consequences of a perfect solar storm. Of course, just because 2013 is a peak year doesn't mean a great disaster must occur this year; the odds are against it, but expect some disruptions in 2013. However, this does not mean a great disturbance of our civilization will not occur; scientists believe it is a matter of time, perhaps in our lifetime (some experts predict within the next 20 years). So the issue for our planet is to prepare for it because the survival of our species NOW depends on electricity and technology, as oppose to the pre-industrial era. ~ NASA urges preparedness. So, what can governments do to protect us from solar storms so violent that it could disrupt our civilization? The most vulnerable part of our power system are the transformers that are connected to the power lines all over North America. They can be damaged by cu...




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Will Solar Flares Cause A Catastrophe On Earth? ~ 11-year cycle points to 2013 as a peak year for solar flares. In an article published on July 17th in the Washington Post, it was reported that Lloyd’s of London (the world's oldest insurance market) is concerned about the massive damage that solar flares could inflict on the global technology infrastructure, perhaps costing as much as 2.6 trillion dollars. Worse than that, besides just our GPS devices and cellphones not working, our electric power grids could go kaput for 20 to 40 million people on the Eastern Seaboard alone – possibly for years!! Click here . ~ Dicovery Channel: The consequences of a perfect solar storm. Of course, just because 2013 is a peak year doesn't mean a great disaster must occur this year; the odds are against it, but expect some disruptions in 2013. However, this does not mean a great disturbance of our civilization will not occur; scientists believe it is a matter of time, perhaps in our lifetime (some experts predict within the next 20 years). So the issue for our planet is to prepare for it because the survival of our species NOW depends on electricity and technology, as oppose to the pre-industrial era. ~ NASA urges preparedness. So, what can governments do to protect us from solar storms so violent that it could disrupt our civilization? The most vulnerable part of our power system are the transformers that are connected to the power lines all over North America. They can be damaged by cu...



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