Power transformers damaged by the March 13, 1989, geomagnetic storm:
“It’s rare that one can actually see the brightening of the solar surface,” says Hathaway. “It takes a lot of energy to heat up the surface of the sun!”
Above: A modern solar flare recorded Dec. 5, 2006, by the X-ray Imager onboard NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite. The flare was so intense, it actually damaged the instrument that took the picture. Researchers believe Carrington’s flare  was much more energetic than this one.
[Imagine if this had been aimed at Earth — and this was during a solar minimum!]
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Lisa Murkowski Blocked Effort to Protect US Power Grid — “Within 12 months of an EMP attack or a massive solar flare, between two-thirds to 90 percent of the U.S. population would perish!”
Matthew Stein 2/16/12: When Technology Fails
Matt Stein: 400 Chernobyls, Solar Flares, EMP & Nuclear Armageddon — If we see the most incredible northern lights display of our lives and the grid isn’t protected for just the price of one stealth bomber!
Solar Max Chart: We’re Approaching the Top of the Trough — Gorgeous auroras expected! But if one gets too gorgeous our power grid isn’t EMP protected, thanks to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congress
[Anchorage Daily News opinion] Alaska’s Senators LISA MURKOWSKI and MARK BEGICH are TRAITORS: Every U.S. senator must subscribe to an oath that states, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States …” Sens. Begich and Murkowski have BROKEN THIS OATH. I call on them to repudiate their votes on Senate Bill 1867, the Defense Authorization Bill; they have compromised the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.
Newt Gingrich: The Second Greatest Threat to America — “The second is an electromagnetic pulse attack which would literally destroy the country’s capacity to function.”
Joel Skousen reviews EMP attack scenario book, “When the Lights Went Out” by Jack Monnett: A solid wake up call for those who continue to think America is not at risk — It would probably take about 6 nuclear explosions spaced carefully over the nation
My EMP Dream (10/23/08): All Cars Suddenly Stopped From Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon?
Our senators traitors? Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage
A shot across the bow: Missile expert says southern California projectile was a foreign-made cruise or ICBM missile launched from a submarine
Wayne Madsen: China Fired Missile Seen In Southern California
China Builds Secret Nuclear Submarine Base in South China Sea
Coincidence “Missile” Fired Off California Coast On Same Day That Chinese Sub Surprised US Carrier Group
One EMP nuke could take down the entire U.S. power grid. Study estimates 90% of all Americans dead within a year
North Korea may soon be able to strike USA with ultimate doomsday weapon that deactivates nearly all electronics
EMP Defense Council Inaugurated to Prepare the U.S. for a Nuclear EMP Strike or a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) “which have a high probability of occurring within the next 2-5 years” and would take out most of the electrical grid, medical devices, computer systems, the internet, all vehicles, consumer electronics, home appliances, satellites, airborne planes, etc.
Forecasters keep eye on looming ‘Solar Max’
[2012?] Likelihood of a SOLAR FLARE taking out our entire power grid — NO ELECTRICITY; NO WATER; NO HEAT for MANY MONTHS! ALASKA would be especially vulnerable. “If people in a community JOIN TOGETHER…”
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