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Just in case plans are scary but necessary

This morning while skimming VICE I found a snippet of information worth repeating:

According to unpublished FEMA documents obtained by Government Attic, a FOIA database and non-profit organization, the Department of Homeland Security agency once mapped out a disaster plan for the occurrence of another geomagnetic “superstorm,” noting that the rare—yet “high-consequence"—scenario has "the potential for catastrophic impact on our nation and FEMA’s ability to respond.”

Lots of sites and pages on social media are playing this up! Confirmation that the end times are here!

….I look at it a bit differently.

First off if such an event occurred we would be barely ready. Some agencies and people with islands including solar panels could be well off, but society as a whole would undoubtedly disintegrate rapidly. That is where the contingency plans may need to be focused.. The aftermath. The weeks–months, years?–without power in some locales. And the idea that our life, powered by electricity, would be essentially shifted into the abyss of cavemen lifestyles immediately.
Dapper dans donning suits and ties at work? That goes away quickly. That facade you’re comfortably acting out only works with heat, air conditioning, and lights.

I am glad the government is planning things out. A solar flare of epic proportions happened before. It will happen again. All things, when able to happen, will happen. Disasters. Good days. Bad days. Asteroids. Water supply problems. Droughts. Floods.
And yes, solar storms.

The government needs to be better prepared. While they are at it they should also being hunting down killer asteroids that potentially can end life.
And we can all hope that an asteroid doesn’t coincide with the solar storm.
…that…that..would be hell on earth.


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