Heads up! NASA Scientist Holly Gilbert is warning that solar flares are reaching volatile tipping points that could lead to many power outages across the country. According to a joint research study by Lyoyd’s of London and the U.S. Atmospheric and Environmental Research if solar mega storms were to knock out the power grid then the western world could be left in the dark for days, months, or even years depending on there severity of the flare.
Solar storms are massive explosions in the sun’s atmosphere that can propel large amounts of radiation towards the Earth, if large enough it could pierce our magnetosphere and internally interrupt electrical networks that are reliant on electricity. Considering the U.S.’s power gird is already outdated, we could be in for a world of hurt.
In recent months solar flare activity has skyrocketed and 2015 is looking to be a year of major increases and prospective threats of blackouts. We have already had two scares of potential solar apocalypses that just so happened to miss the Earth…but experts fear we will not always be so lucky.
If earth was hit by an X-class flare, we would be sent back to the dark ages. Our technological advancements would malfunction, factories, pipelines, sewage plants, water delivery, and the economy would collapse and shut down. NASA scientists claim it’s not a question of if but when. Here is the breaking report….
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