Thursday, April 19, 2012

About that Government “Space Weather” Page…


The experts behind Ready.gov list pretty much the same kinds of threats that we see should a modern replay be at hand as Solar Cycle 24 peaks over the next year and a half:

•Loss of water and wastewater distribution systems
•Loss of perishable foods and medications
•Loss of heating/air conditioning and electrical lighting systems
•Loss of computer systems, telephone systems, and communications systems (including disruptions in airline flights, satellite networks and GPS services)
•Loss of public transportation systems
•Loss of fuel distribution systems and fuel pipelines
•Loss of all electrical systems that do not have back-up power


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