#1 Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months01-10-2009, 02:59 PMA 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.
On the other hand it may never happen. ;)
01-10-2009, 04:08 PM
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  event would cause significantly more extensive (and possibly catastrophic) social and economic disruptions," the researchers conclude.Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
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01-10-2009, 04:21 PM
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A Solar Storm of this magnitude could set off the Yellowstone Volcano...:eek:Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
01-10-2009, 11:23 PM
Weren't they warning about this a year or two ago???
Jeeze, just wear sunglasses. :DMay the FORCE be with you!
01-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Was it predicted by the Mayan calender? Or by Nostradamus?
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