NASA Shocker: 12% chance of a near-wipeout of humanity’s high-tech civilization, due to solar flares, in the next 10 years
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NASA Source Link: Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012
Caveat: The NASA article claims an estimate of 20x katrina in economic losses, or $2 Trillion. However, US government revenues are $3 Trillion, yearly. Since frying the grid seems consistent with revenues of near $0 for much longer than a year (under good conditions, it’ll take 2 years to replace a transformer, in small batches), something here makes no sense to me, at all. Either NASA is soft-pedalling their estimate of economic loss, or else naturalnews.com is grossly exaggerating.
This link is of a recent interview of MIT-trained engineer Matthew Stein by Gary Null about solar flares’ likely impact of a Carrington event level solar storm. Unfortunately, taking this guy seriously suggests that NASA is soft-pedalling their estimate of economic loss.
According to shocking new research published by NASA, each decade there is roughly a 12% chance of a near-wipeout of humanity’s high-tech civilization. In fact, one such event nearly wiped out technology across the planet during the summer of 2012.
Analysts believe that a direct hit by an extreme CME such as the one that missed Earth in July 2012 could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything that plugs into a wall socket. Most people wouldn’t even be able to flush their toilet because urban water supplies largely rely on electric pumps
As all this is happening, hundreds of nuclear power plants across North America would run out of backup diesel fuel for their generators, causing cooling pump failures and leading to a cascading series of nuclear meltdowns equivalent to hundreds of Fukushima disasters. This might render much of the continent uninhabitable by humans for centuries, if not millennia.