Newly discovered evidence by NASA predicts that a super solar storm coming in mid-May 2012, which occurred on Earth in 1805, could occur again and knock out all electricity on the planet, taking us back 100 years.
Prior to 2006, researchers at NASA and other similar think-tanks discovered strong evidence that a solar storm is coming–and this week the most intense solar maximum in fifty years has been detected. The facts are starting to grow.
The prediction has been issued by a team led by Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dikpati’s prediction is unprecedented.
According to Dikpati “The next sunspot cycle will be 30% to 50% stronger than the previous one,” she says. If correct, the next solar maximum forecast for 2012 would be a global catastrophe–second only to the historic Solar Max of 1958 and 1805.
However, in 1958 and 1805 humans didn’t rely as much on technology as we do now. The entire economy and communications network of the world is dependent on these technologies–in a nutshell a solar flair would cripple us.
So what can we expect?
The first signs of the sun storm would be noticed by its effect on mobile and land-line phones, internet, GPS, weather satellites and a host of other modern technologies–we take for granted.
According to the site TMGNOW.com “Roughly once or twice a decade, the eruption of [the Sun’s] stellar material is powerful enough to send huge electric currents racing around the Earth’s upper atmosphere, disrupting power grids and communications satellites. In 1989, one such explosion knocked out a power grid in Quebec…..A superflare on the Sun would be about 10,000 times as powerful as the explosion that caused the Canadian blackout…Although life on Earth would survive, the atmosphere would glow very brightly and half the ozone layer would be destroyed.”
The solar storm would act like an electro-magnetic pulse traveling at the speed of light. The superflare EMP would behave like a huge ripple in the earth’s electromagnetic field. When that ripple hits electrical systems, it would be amplified and in less than a millisecond, the combined power grids through out the globe would be destroyed.
And if the power goes, everything goes: electricity, communications, financial records, transport, water, food, gas… EVERYTHING! Economies would fail, communications would cease, and starvation would ensue–we would be taken back 100 years. Think of the Sci-fi film’s ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ or ‘The Road’ and you’ll get an idea…
Perhaps it’s time to freeze dry your food, purchase a Swiss army knife, construct a bomb shelter, and pack away those spare socks… For the full story click here, or check out the youtube video below.
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