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Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 11:58 am
by chumley
Who cares if "the big one" hits the Pacific Northwest or if the Yellowstone caldera erupts.

This will knock HAZ offline! :o

http://gizmodo.com/what-would-happen-if ... 1724650105

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 1:01 pm
by Alston_Neal
"Coronal Mass Ejections" sounds like something from a Tijuana spring break.
But on the positive side I've been thinking about getting a cell phone and they would probably be real cheap then.

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 5:06 pm
by BEEBEE
CME's happen with some frequency they mess up my HF communications

http://www.solarham.net/

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 6:58 pm
by Jim_H
I 'd like to think that if this sort of event ever happened, that we would maintain the knowledge to work metals, and probably stay at least in the industrial age, say pre-computer WW2 era, at least.

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 7:12 pm
by mptattwo
We can only hope....

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 7:47 pm
by MtnBart01
This is why I've made friends with the Mule deer in the neighborhood. Reliable source of protein.
:)

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 8:00 pm
by Alston_Neal
MtnBart01 wrote:This is why I've made friends with the Mule deer in the neighborhood.
Gilbert Riparian Preserve.............

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 8:04 pm
by big_load
The only thing that will prevent a future CME from wreaking massive havoc is something else beating it to the punch.

Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Posted: Aug 21 2015 10:19 pm
by chumley
I was most surprised to read that a Carrington-sized event occurred in July 2012, but narrowly missed Earth. Had it hit scientists claim we would still be dealing with the effects today.

I'm getting one of those hand crank generators so I can charge my phone. :lol: