Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

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Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by chumley » Aug 21 2015 11:58 am

Who cares if "the big one" hits the Pacific Northwest or if the Yellowstone caldera erupts.

This will knock HAZ offline! :o

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Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 21 2015 1:01 pm

"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.
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Post by BEEBEE » Aug 21 2015 5:06 pm

CME's happen with some frequency they mess up my HF communications

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Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by Jim_H » Aug 21 2015 6:58 pm

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.
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Post by mptattwo » Aug 21 2015 7:12 pm

We can only hope....

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Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by MtnBart01 » Aug 21 2015 7:47 pm

This is why I've made friends with the Mule deer in the neighborhood. Reliable source of protein.
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Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 21 2015 8:00 pm

MtnBart01 wrote:This is why I've made friends with the Mule deer in the neighborhood.
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Re: Solar storm will send Earth to the stone age

Post by big_load » Aug 21 2015 8:04 pm

The only thing that will prevent a future CME from wreaking massive havoc is something else beating it to the punch.

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Post by chumley » Aug 21 2015 10:19 pm

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:
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