Modern World Crushed by Solar Storm
If you ask someone what it is that they’re most afraid of in terms of the Earth’s future, you’ll get a variety of answers: extinction, climate change, viruses, terrorism, nuclear war, etc. You likely will not get super solar storm as an answer. However, in 2012, had a particular solar storm happened a week earlier, we would’ve been right in it’s path, and this was no ordinary solar storm. This one was comparable in strength to one which happened in 1859, known as the Carrington Event. Back then, when life was not dependent on technology, it wasn’t as big of a deal. Today, however, a solar storm of that size would destroy all of our forms of electronics and telecommunications in which we rely heavily… potentially for years.
What would be the cost of such a destructive event? How likely is it to occur again?
The immediate short-term loss would be loss of life. Every plane that is in the air would immediately crash. Those in need of medical care and electronics for survival would not receive the help they need. The long-term effect would be a complete and radical turn of how we live. Grocery stores would be nonoperational and every way of modern communication would be lost. Riots would begin, and more death would occur. Eventually, we would rebuild, but only after spending trillions in repair and opportunity costs, and it could take us a decade. The scariest bit? The chances of this occurring within the next ten years is 12%.
How Can We Prepare?
You need to have a safe room installed in case of an emergency like a repeat of the Carrington Event. An underground bunker, for example, can protect your family from rioters. You can also customize it to be large enough to maintain a high quality of life for an extended period of time, and if it’s sufficiently prepped, you could live in it with the necessities for an extended stay. For more information, call us at (888) 588-6751.