Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Massive Solar Storms of the Future Could Reap Katrina-Scale Devastation

Plasma of the Sun I'm looking at you, Earth Hinode JAXA/NASA

From Popular Science:

If storms as strong as the biggest recorded in the last few two centuries, our electronics-dependent world of today could be in trouble.

No electricity, no running water, and no phone service for millions of people. That scenario could easily become reality if a solar storm as intense as those found throughout the history of our planet were to strike Earth today. NPR reported on FEMA's recent simulation of such a storm, and the grim conditions it uncovered.

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