Space Weather

Why Isn't More Being Done To Protect The Grid?

Why Isn't More Being Done To Protect The Grid?

"The lifetime probability of a severe solar storm is about 1 in 2 and the chance of resulting catastrophe is substantial, perhaps near 100 percent."

Would We Have Survived?

Would We Have Survived?

It was a near miss that some scientists say could have knocked our civilization back to the stone age.

White House Addresses the Space Weather Threat

White House Addresses the Space Weather Threat

What is the White House doing about the threat of space weather?

Congress Addresses the Space Weather Threat

Congress Addresses the Space Weather Threat

What is Congress doing about the threat of space weather?

Renewable Energy to Solve Climate Change and Protect the Grid from EMP

Renewable Energy to Solve Climate Change and Protect the Grid from EMP

The two greatest threats the United States (and other nations) face could be solved by a single infrastructure project that could be done now with existing technology.

Probability of a Large Coronal Mass Ejection Hitting Earth

Probability of a Large Coronal Mass Ejection Hitting Earth

The probability of another Carrington event occurring within the next decade is ∼12%.

Office of Science and Technology Fact Sheet: Space-Weather Preparedness

Office of Science and Technology Fact Sheet: Space-Weather Preparedness

This is an Office of Science and Technology Policy Fact Sheet on New Actions to Enhance National Space-Weather Preparedness.