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Old 08-22-2010, 08:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Der Fuhrer View Post

Another potential problem is that a highly concentrated mega blast of solar ejaculate (solar flares) could overwhelm the magnetic field and we would be vulnerable. Something like this happened in the 90s in northern Canada. I believe they were without power for several days. Another incident is reported happening in 1889, the biggest incident of this type ever recorded. All of the telegraph lines surged and that infrastructure was destroyed. Reports claim that northern lights could be seen as far south as Cuba during this "storm". The main concern with this disaster is not that it will burn, destroy, and kill everything in its path, but it will cause massive power surges that will cause every power transformer to explode. This would destroy the entire infrastructure, and since many of the other infrastructures such as drinking water, gasoline pumps, etc rely on electricity to work, we'd all be ass-fucked. A large power transformer takes about 6 months to build, so that's months with no power, no water, no fuel, etc. Smaller cities would take even longer. In fact it would take decades to get the entire infrastructure rebuilt. Personally, I believe the destruction of the power grid due to this catastrophe is likely preventable, and experts are working on it right now. No solution is yet in order.
I think they just sorta monitor for this sort of thing and when it happens you make sure all electronics are unplugged / turned off for 15 minutes while the EMP (basically) hits the earth and everything is ok ... could be wrong.

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