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Solar Storms Could Debilitate Earth this Decade: NOAA

August 7, 2011

Let’s try this again

Full Article at http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/193644/20110806/solar-storms-earth-sun.htm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and atmosphere, said that a severe solar storm could cause global chaos, debilitating satellite communications and taking down the most important global power grids.

The NOAA predicted four extreme solar emissions which could threaten the planet this decade. Similarly, NASA warned that a peak in the sun’s magnetic energy cycle and the number of sun spots or flares around 2013 could enable extremely high radiation levels.

Government studies revealed that extreme solar flare emissions could cause blackouts, possibly for years, in large portions of the U.S.

This type of storm could also induce geomagnetic currents that could debilitate transformers on the power grid. Electric power would be out for years or even decades.

Full Article at http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/193644/20110806/solar-storms-earth-sun.htm

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