The world has been focused on the threat from North Korea in recent weeks, concerned about the reclusive country setting off a traditional nuclear weapon or even an EMP. But there is a more persistent threat out there that we rarely think about – and there’s very little that we can do about it.
It is the sun, and, yes, it can take down the power grid with little warning.
This week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio is Arthur Bradley, a NASA engineer who is an expert on solar storms and disaster preparedness, having authored 15 books on the subject.
The last major solar storm to hit the Earth took place in 1859 – long before the power grid was put in place. If such a storm were to hit us now, Bradley says, it would cause a “global catastrophe,” crippling the grid for a year or more and causing millions of deaths.
Even worse: Bradley says we’re “past due” for such a storm.
Bradley also tells us:
- Why the power grid essentially would be “un-repairable” and down for so long.
- Whether the grid truly can be hardened to protect it from solar threats.
- How Earth barely survived a solar storm just five years ago.
If you’re concerned about the future of your family and want to be prepared, then this is one show you don’t want to miss!
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