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Get ready for a 'global Katrina':Biggest ever

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The world is overdue a ferocious 'space storm' that could knock out communications satellites, ground aircraft and trigger blackouts - causing hundreds of billions of pounds of damage, scientists say.

Astronomers today warned that mankind is now more vulnerable to a major solar storm than at any time in history - and that the planet should prepare for a global Katrina-style disaster.

A massive eruption of the sun would save waves of radiation and charged particles to Earth, damaging the satellite systems used for synchronising computers, airline navigation and phone networks.

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Oh Lord, another thing for me to worry about. :no:

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I wish just one of these doomsday things would hurry up and happen....I am looking forward to it myself , it is way over due.

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I wish just one of these doomsday things would hurry up and happen....I am looking forward to it myself , it is way over due.

Agreed, over due and would be cool thing to see, once in a lifetime kind of thing :D

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I wish just one of these doomsday things would hurry up and happen....I am looking forward to it myself , it is way over due.

Yeah I hope it happens before I have to do the tests at school. lol

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Posted Today, 01:33 PM

Get ready for a 'global Katrina': Biggest ever solar storm could cause power cuts which last for MONTHS

The world is overdue a ferocious 'space storm' that could knock out communications satellites, ground aircraft and trigger blackouts - causing hundreds of billions of pounds of damage, scientists say.

Astronomers today warned that mankind is now more vulnerable to a major solar storm than at any time in history - and that the planet should prepare for a global Katrina-style disaster.

A massive eruption of the sun would save waves of radiation and charged particles to Earth, damaging the satellite systems used for synchronising computers, airline navigation and phone networks.

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1EcxncVcz

i think theres is something for us to look out for.. what u think??.. maybe there is something to this 2012 thing ?? :cry::blink:

This post has been edited by sean6: Today, 01:34 PM

i did post this fast .. why we need so many post about the same thing .. just read

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Look at the source though its the daily mail. I'm sceptical as to the severity of the solar storms. They do have a reputation of fear mongering

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My dad's been talking about it for years.. and preparing. Yup, it will be fun.... ^_^

Not. I'd be made to eat that nasty dehydrated food. :no:

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Agreed, over due and would be cool thing to see, once in a lifetime kind of thing :D

Aye, cos as soon as you've seen it you're dead. lol

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I might buy a generator, I have a lot of food in the freezer.

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The levels of solar activity follow a cycle. 2012 marks one of the points of heightened activity.

These solar storms have the potential to trigger any number of environmental events, such as more intense storm cells, volcanic eruptions etc. depending on the severity of the solar storms which hit Earth.

The solar storms potential to greatly disrupt technology is just another thing we may have to look forward to...

Let's just hope it doesn't somehow knock the lid off the Yellowstone Supervolcano :w00t:

Edit: Off, not of.

Edited by Timonthy

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Storm in a Teacup, more like.

Everyone remember the chaos on 4th November, 2003 ? Remember all the disruption to telephones, the aircraft falling out of the sky, the volcano's and earthquakes ? The loss of agriculture and the subsequent famine ? The floods ? The Mutated Zombie Man-Eating Elephants with Lasers in their Foreheads ?

No, neither do I. Perhaps that's because non of those things happened, despite it being the largest and most intense solar storm since records began.

sheesh.

meow purr :)

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We have a farm,a well and an alternate power source. We're good to go! I can handle life without my kid's video games for a while.

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The guy who wrote the article has a real 'flare' for the sensational, I'll give him that. But in reality the solar storm will come and go and most people won't even notice.

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is anyone else tired of people refering to big storms as "katrinas"? ill just wait for another gamma ray burst or for Yellowstone to erupt instead.

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There was a news story about this same thing several years ago... and nothing really happened. Yes, it is a potentially dangerous situation for Earth.. but there are alot of variables. Don't think there's much to worry about at this point.

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There was just a bunch of hype about the last solar flare, that it was going to wipe out communcications, about 2 weeks ago. And...... NASA reported that not a single disruption event was reported.

I think this is hype.

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Hey, if all the scaremongering, be it for good or bad reasons works and makes some people more appreciative of what we have, ....good!

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YAY sounds like a fun time of riots to me

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I'll believe it when it happens.

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This might be the perfect excuse to riot ^_^

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Storm in a Teacup, more like.

Everyone remember the chaos on 4th November, 2003 ? Remember all the disruption to telephones, the aircraft falling out of the sky, the volcano's and earthquakes ? The loss of agriculture and the subsequent famine ? The floods ? The Mutated Zombie Man-Eating Elephants with Lasers in their Foreheads ?

No, neither do I. Perhaps that's because non of those things happened, despite it being the largest and most intense solar storm since records began.

sheesh.

meow purr :)

As correct as this is, I still think preparations should be made. Not just the governments of the world, but the families as well.

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would be a survivalist dream come true. but in reality it would be disastrous.

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I get so-o-o-o tired of all the doomsday crap. Fear mongering b.s.

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sounds like a bunch useless doom and gloom. These scientists must need more funding.

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