Thursday, March 21, 2013

The most important thing I discovered through my research was the recent fear of chemical weapons usage in Syria and Israel. In President Obama's first trip to Israel he stated that chemicals would be a "game changer", and that Syria would pay consequences if a investigation finds that they had used chemical weapons. The best article I read was over solar flares and solar storms called " Sun Storm Forecast: Tiny Chance of Havoc". The article states that this year the sun will peak in it's solar flare cycle, meaning that the sun Will have its most often occurrences of spewing out large amounts of solar energy. The consequences for humanity can be extreme. If directly struck by a larger storm some areas of the world would be without power for months. Although rare, these storms have happened before, in fact one was so bad in the 1800's that it knocked out all telegraphs, evening igniting some on fire. The main fear is that this storm would be totally random, and we would on have about eight minutes to prepare, “In a sense, we’re playing Russian roulette with the Sun,” said John Kappenman, electrical engineer and owner of Storm Analysis Consultants.

1 comment:

  1. Nature is always one of those unpredictable things. I pray that it will not be as bad as it was in the 1800s, but I can't control the weather. We'll just have to wait and see.