Experts scaremonger about next years supposed deadly solar storm
SOLAR STORM CHAOS FEAR
Scientists have predicted a solar storm that could have potentially deadly consequences
Monday August 27,2012
By Giles Sheldrick
A THUNDEROUS solar storm is threatening to strike Earth next year with possibly deadly consequences.
Experts have painted a scenario of widespread blackouts, communications failing and computer and satellite
systems going into meltdown.
When the Sun reaches the peak of its 11-year cycle, fierce magnetic rays burst from it. Activity is low this cycle but as energy is not being released, any storms would be more violent.
A large discharge could overwhelm Earth’s magnetic field, which serves as a protective barrier.
The last catastrophic “coronal mass ejection”, as it is known, was in 1859 when most telegraph systems were disabled.
A Nasa-backed report predicted a “planetary disaster” if a storm struck.
Professor Alan Woodward, of Surrey University, said:
“We have never had a solar storm since we have been dependent on computers or satellites.”
We have never had a solar storm since we have been dependent on computers or satellites
The Government has experts working to combat the problem.