The societal catastrophe that would result if the grid went down was once dismissed by many as a concern of conspiracy theorists. Those days are ending as a growing number of authoritative sources have acknowledged the threat in an official capacity.
This BBC Documentary suggests that the Blaster worm caused the largest blackout in North American history: 50 million people without power, $6 billion in damage. The documentary also makes the case that it would be easy to shut down the entire gird with a cyber attack.
"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."
Colorado author Benjamin Dancer wrote a “a hard-shooting kick of a thriller” to raise awareness about the rapid growth of the human population. “Disguising a heart of pure poetry,” the novel Patriarch Run has been described as “a literary meditation clutching a straight razor behind its back.”
I want to introduce you to one of the most authoritative sources on the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure, Blackout Wars.
The more I think about population growth the more worried I become. I wrote my novel Patriarch Run, in part, as a therapeutic release for this anxiety. However, all the activity in the lead up to the October 4 release of the thriller has given me some peace of mind.
A friend of mine, ethicist Travis Rieder at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, has recently come into a lot of attention. He was profiled on NPR in his college classroom while he was trying to convince his students to have smaller families.
The Carrington Event is the harbinger usually referenced when the threat of space weather is addressed. So I thought it'd be helpful to write a post explaining just what it was.
One of the scary things I learned in writing my thriller Patriarch Run is that our civilization has unwittingly evolved to become absolutely dependent on the power grid. It's not an exaggeration to say that if the grid went down today and didn't come back up again, most of us would die.