Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity.

How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them?

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  5. Magic Ghost
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    Sun Terminator Event is popping right now. Time to watch this video again.

  6. Theo

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    So the sun creates EMPs...

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    Hmm, good thing I have my 40k armies and nerf guns in case this happens.

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    6 napja

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    Shoutout to our heroes in these scenarios, the engineers who work their ass off daily and prepare, and the scientists across world space organizations keeping us up to date on this

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    i swear to god if a solar storm happens before i go to the UK i will be extremely upset

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    Serious concern: How would you do a temporary blackout in a hospital without harming the patients? The hospital's local electricity generator would produce electricity for this time, but wouldn't the hospital equipment like the breathing machine still be damaged in a CME if it have to stay under voltage? Or it wouldn't be a problem because there are no long wires here in it's local electric system, compared to the main electric grid? I don't know. It may have nothing to do with the length of the wires.

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    Hmmm... double corona: Coronavirus + Coronal Mass Ejection

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    With all the interest and investments governments are making at reducing/preparing for climate change and the next global pandemic, preparing for this should be an absolute top priority. Technology and the modern world will still continue with a pandemic and with climate change, but it won't with a CME. Another preparation we should make is asteroid/meteor defense systems. NASA should put all the research they can in finding out if it is possible to deflect or shift the trajectory of a meteor if it were to hit earth. If the Tunguska Event were to recur today, It is likely (unless it were to impact the oceans) millions of people would die.

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  79. SpanglishCatto
    16 napja

    Hey! What a coincidence! I'm seeing your cool vid about solar storms on the exact same date! As well as the recent solar storm that happened a few days ago in May 2021!!!

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    5:16 Did anyone noticed that *ALOLAN EXEGGUTOR*

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    Well... Judging by what I saw, solar flares could be soon.

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    2:48 Nice touch 😉

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    Now that's seem dangerous

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    This is what the Maya calendar was talking about in 2012

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  94. Daniel Hardesty
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    21 napja

    A video on the cascadia subduction zone would be really awesome! This video reminds me of that

  95. Chris Parker
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    21 napja

    Our sun goes micronova or releases an extreme solar outburst that will surely wipe out civilization.

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    Did he watch UP before creating this video?

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    22 napja

    So we can save the entire world from a complete blackout by just unplugging everything

  98. Blake W.
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    Who’s here before the CME?

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