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Lickdafoot
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12/8/2011 4:57:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
There are supposed solar storms which will take place next year that have the potential to knock out Earth's power grids for an extended period of time.

Are you taking this seriously and preparing? Or do you think it is just another byproduct of the mass paranoia surrounding the "apocalyptic" 2012?

http://www.youtube.com...
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Ore_Ele
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12/8/2011 6:15:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/8/2011 5:01:43 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
here's an article about solar storms and approaching the "solar maximum" at nasa's website:

http://www.nasa.gov...

It should be noted that this article was written in 2006. It made the prediction that the next sun spot cycle would be 30% to 50% larger, however, we've since revised those estimates, and now think that it is going to be significantly smaller than the last one. And the peak is actually estimated to come in 2013 or 2014 now.

http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov...
http://science.nasa.gov...
http://www.almanac.com...
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Lickdafoot
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12/8/2011 6:44:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I realize it's an old article, i posted that for people who might want to know more about solar storms.

What about michio kaku, one of the leading astrophysicists, saying that scientists were off by a factor of 20 and the storms will be much larger than anticipated? Was he just saying that for they hype? I'll look at the links you posted in a bit.
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Ore_Ele
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12/8/2011 6:58:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/8/2011 6:44:59 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
I realize it's an old article, i posted that for people who might want to know more about solar storms.

What about michio kaku, one of the leading astrophysicists, saying that scientists were off by a factor of 20 and the storms will be much larger than anticipated? Was he just saying that for they hype? I'll look at the links you posted in a bit.

I can't listen to Youtube (no sound at work). My only guess would be that he is looking at older articles. Back in 2006 and 2007, we were thinking that it was going to be a lot more powerful, but we also predicted that we'd be peaking already (in late 2011), but we've been going so slowly, it does not seem likely that there will be a sudden surge of sun spots after the slow take off we've already had.
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Ren
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12/9/2011 12:49:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/8/2011 4:57:48 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
There are supposed solar storms which will take place next year that have the potential to knock out Earth's power grids for an extended period of time.

Are you taking this seriously and preparing? Or do you think it is just another byproduct of the mass paranoia surrounding the "apocalyptic" 2012?



http://www.youtube.com...

See, here's the thing.

What exactly could you do if a solar storm threw a bunch of particles our way and bombed our electrical systems?

If our preventative measures can't do anything to hinder a blackout for an indeterminate amount of time at several places across the globe, then the best we can do is get our pushups on, do lots of cardio, make sure you own a functional bicycle, and learn how to use a weapon. Or, boo up with someone who'll do that.
Lickdafoot
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12/9/2011 4:50:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/9/2011 12:49:24 PM, Ren wrote:
What exactly could you do if a solar storm threw a bunch of particles our way and bombed our electrical systems?

If our preventative measures can't do anything to hinder a blackout for an indeterminate amount of time at several places across the globe, then the best we can do is get our pushups on, do lots of cardio, make sure you own a functional bicycle, and learn how to use a weapon. Or, boo up with someone who'll do that.

Well, I agree to some extent, if this were to happen we'd be pretty screwed. People would start going apesh*t with riots, attacking each other, etc. etc.

But we can prepare. I'd say the best way would be the storage of food, warm clothes, etc. Lots and lots of water, lots of canned goods, seeds, a first aid kit, etc.

Take some hunting classes, or find someone who is a hunter, lol.

Honestly though, I'm not even sure that would matter, with all the nuclear plants that would shut down and poison everyone.
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Greyparrot
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12/13/2011 11:55:57 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/9/2011 4:50:15 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 12/9/2011 12:49:24 PM, Ren wrote:
What exactly could you do if a solar storm threw a bunch of particles our way and bombed our electrical systems?

If our preventative measures can't do anything to hinder a blackout for an indeterminate amount of time at several places across the globe, then the best we can do is get our pushups on, do lots of cardio, make sure you own a functional bicycle, and learn how to use a weapon. Or, boo up with someone who'll do that.

Well, I agree to some extent, if this were to happen we'd be pretty screwed. People would start going apesh*t with riots, attacking each other, etc. etc.

But we can prepare. I'd say the best way would be the storage of food, warm clothes, etc. Lots and lots of water, lots of canned goods, seeds, a first aid kit, etc.

Take some hunting classes, or find someone who is a hunter, lol.

Honestly though, I'm not even sure that would matter, with all the nuclear plants that would shut down and poison everyone.

My brother in law in Boston talked alot about this last summer. He has many guns and a lot of food (and 2 beagles)
Greyparrot
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12/13/2011 12:03:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Nuclear Plants are generally pretty safe when it comes to emergency shutdowns, unless you decide to build your 40 year old backup generator where it can be flooded by a tsunami wave :D
Ren
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12/13/2011 8:30:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have to admit. If this is the way things reset in the interest of improvement, I'm down.

Better than some Armageddon.