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Article on solar storms

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Funny thng - most of the comments on that English paper's website are from the US.
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Google 'Carrington Event' . 1859. Set telegraph wires and machines on fire. When it happens again, goodnight Irene.

    Keith
     
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    HansC Portland Member

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    You always post the most interesting stuff. I love visiting this forum.
     
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    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This stuff is interesting. we are currently at the peak years of solar storm cycle. could you imagine the damage that would be caused if we had another carrigton event in this day and age?. it would be catastrophic.
     
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    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Just a small one in Quebec caused several millions in power grid damage in the 80's if i'm not mistaken. what makes it so bad is how ungrounded our powergrids are, they are so outdated it is bound to fail even i we have a near miss. I hope we are facing away from it when it hits.
     
  7. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Maybe we'll all get back to talking instead of "social networking"...