Jun 13, 2020

Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

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The probability of a Carrington-like event is estimated to be 12% per decade – that’s about a 50/50 chance for at least one in the next 50 years. Investments and upgrades, cheap compared to those other natural disasters require, could protect the worlds electric grid against even the nastiest of storms.

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity.

How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them?

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