Doomsday 2012… its not a movie!

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What would you do if there was a country-wide blackout for months? Let me put it in terms we all can understand… no computers, cell phones, television, credit/debits cards, or ELECTRICITY of any kind. Well, we may find out. NASA predicts that a solar storm in 2012 could fry all power grids and completely shut down… just about everything.

According to National Geographics:

“This prediction of an active solar cycle suggests we are potentially looking at communication and navigation disruptions, satellite failures, disruption of electric grids and blackouts, and more dangerous conditions for —all these things,” Richard Behnke, director of upper atmosphere research with the National Science Foundation, said during the briefing.

According to Fox News:

“Impacts would be felt on interdependent infrastructures with, for example, potable water distribution affected within several hours; perishable foods and medications lost in 12-24 hours; immediate or eventual loss of heating/air conditioning, sewage disposal, phone service, transportation, fuel resupply and so on,” the report states.

Outages could take months to fix, the researchers say. Banks might close, and trade with other countries might halt.

“Emergency services would be strained, and command and control might be lost,” write the researchers, led by Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

According to NASA:
Like most experts in the field, Hathaway has confidence in the conveyor belt model and agrees with Dikpati that the next solar maximum should be a doozy. But he disagrees with one point. Dikpati’s forecast puts Solar Max at 2012. Hathaway believes it will arrive sooner, in 2010 or 2011.

Is it time to invest in books, candles, and fruit trees? What do you think?

2 Replies to “Doomsday 2012… its not a movie!”

  1. There are several videos on youtube about this earthbound comet predicted to hit in 2012. I’d suggest ppl watch them and decide for themselves.

    I believe we all need a packed emergency suitcase, survival gear, bartering materials & a passport. Whether it’s a comet, nuclear fall out, or martial law we need to be prepared at all times for whatever. I don’t trust that things will remain as they are so we must STAY READY!

    Remember Katrina?!?

  2. Calijoy says:

    Right Leyah. After Katrina, I no longer expect the government to help me out in the event of an emergency. Plus, I’m in the DC area, so if I do survive whatever crisis may unfold, I’ve ensured that my family will be OK for a few days.

    However, as time draws near, if there sill indeed be a solar flare, etc., why don’t governments prepare for it similar to how they did for Y2K? They need to get back-up services in order, Plans B, C, and D drafted.

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