Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Increasing solar activity and space storms!!! Okay, call me a scaremonger, but isn't 2012 just around the corner?!

NASA is telling us to prepare for a once-in-a-generation storm which could result in widespread blackouts and leave us without critical communication signals for considerable periods of time. Apparently, increasing solar activity and the flares from the consequent 'space storm' could wreak complete havoc in a world reliant on technology for the basics of everyday life. What with the overheating of national power grids, mass disruption of air travel, and the complete shut down of electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites, it looks like we are going to be well and truly fucked when the sun reaches its maximum power in a few years time.

And if you think that sounds bad, apparently the bolt of lightning caused by the super storm could bring disastrous consequences for the world emergency service systems, hospital equipment and will leave us without our computers, sat navs and ipods. The worst case scenario could see vast areas of the planet plunged into absolute darkness for months.


More info: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100615/twl-increasing-solar-activity-could-wrea-41f21e0.html


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