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  1. #1 Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months 
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    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 a major solar storm in 1859 that caused telegraph wires to short out in the United States and Europe, igniting widespread fires.

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    On the other hand it may never happen. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
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    On the other hand it may never happen. ;)
    please. stop pretending like the sun can effect things like climate here on earth. I mean really.
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    Well, the Y2K bug was a bust, global warming is walking towards the door, there has to be some great doomsday threat to worry about right?
    "A contemporary repetition of the [1859] event would cause significantly more extensive (and possibly catastrophic) social and economic disruptions," the researchers conclude.
    Yup, we'll all be in big trouble if the telegraph lines catch on fire again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    Well, the Y2K bug was a bust, global warming is walking towards the door, there has to be some great doomsday threat to worry about right?


    Yup, we'll all be in big trouble if the telegraph lines catch on fire again.
    This one is the best 'coming apocalypse' yet. Nothing we can even pretend to do about it, and it will interfere with government bureaucracy too. :D
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    A Solar Storm of this magnitude could set off the Yellowstone Volcano...:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    A Solar Storm of this magnitude could set off the Yellowstone Volcano...:eek:
    ONLY if it happens before January 20th . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    A Solar Storm of this magnitude could set off the Yellowstone Volcano...:eek:
    and make catfish walk!

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    Weren't they warning about this a year or two ago???

    Jeeze, just wear sunglasses. :D
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    We cant withstand a solar storm of that magnitude :D:D
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    Was it predicted by the Mayan calender? Or by Nostradamus?
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