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  • July 4 Fireworks: A Forecast of Doom?

    This year, we might get a less traditional view during the Independence Day celebration: The sun recently produced solar flares that could cause a northern-lights effect visible from the earth and disrupt electronic communications.

    This is a reminder that severe solar activity would be devastating. While solar weather can cause severe damage to a power grid and other electronic devices, the United States remains largely unprotected from its effects.

    Space weather offers a preview of what would happen if the U.S. were attacked by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon. An EMP is a high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy caused by the rapid acceleration of charged particles. As shown in Heritage’s documentary 33 Minutes, a nuclear weapon detonated at a high altitude would send the U.S. back to the 18th century. Cars would not start, all power would go off, computers and all other electronic equipment would not work, and planes would fall from the sky.

    The congressionally mandated EMP Commission Report stated that an EMP “has the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of US society, as well as to the ability of the United States and Western nations to project influence and military power.”

    There are steps the U.S. government can take to protect the country from the consequences of these events. It should harden its critical infrastructure and develop a national plan to respond effectively to EMP emergencies. This would involve educating federal, state, and local officials along with the public about the risks and response options. In addition, the U.S. should invest in layered missile defense architecture to protect its territory against the threat of an EMP attack delivered by short- or long-range ballistic missiles.

    The threat of space weather and EMP deserves proper planning and robust defenses.

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    5 Responses to July 4 Fireworks: A Forecast of Doom?

    1. guest says:

      A solar flare/EMP will happen and everyone will say why didn't we see this coming? The current ponzi "system" is a juggernaut bubble of technology demanded by the majority- the greedy lazy lying low iq apes. Vampires sucking the life blood from anyone and everything. Cave men didn't die out, and they out number the few who see the distruction coming. Humanity is a virus on the planet. 6 billion high fructose locusts pushing growth without end on a finite planet. The herd all now tightly interconnected, efficiency at all costs from globalization, fiat currency and leverage and will end in a giant collapse sometime in the next 12 months. The memes keep popping up, people know it in their guts that civilization is teetering and going critical.

      • Eric in ATL says:

        Funny that you attack the 6 billion "high fructose locusts" while posting your online comment using your fancy technological gadgets supplied by "the vampires." Sorry, but insults and big words do not constitute rational argument.

    2. Conrad says:

      I'm far more concerned short term from Obama who is a threat to every American given I do not see him as an American but a threat in every way imaginable and now experiencing his crushing Religious Freedom. People will die to take this freedom back. I am one of them.

    3. jubilee says:

      it's possible that IRAQ would get us this way IF WE DONT REPENT THIS YEAR or NEXT YEAR… many of these people may live BACKWARDS but they were educated in OUR UNIVERSITIES..didnt Osama go to Princeton!?—what i mean by repent, read the BIBLE!—-it was 49 years when we took prayer out of school 1963—-everytime you see Babylon in bible, its modern IRAQ in Real Estate

    4. jubilee says:

      …just a thought/….dont take it seriously……

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