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Government Takes Threat to the Grid More Seriously

Government Takes Threat to the Grid More Seriously

In a few hours, NOAA and NASA will launch the GOES-R satellite, which, among other things, will warn us if a dangerous coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading for Earth. A large CME could take down power grids and create an apocalyptic scenario like the one outlined in my thriller Patriarch Run.

The Near Miss of 2012

The Near Miss of 2012

Here's a great video that describes the near miss of July 2012, when a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost knocked Earth "back to the 18th century."