Solar flare could plunge us into the Dark Ages

Satellite and SunIn a spectacular sign of wisdom, the Defense secratary has stated that Britain could be vulnerable from a Nuclear Attack. Well gee Sherlock did it take all your brain power to figure out that a Thermo Nuclear Detonation cant really be sheilded against? He continues to explain that the resulting ElectroMagneticPulse(EMP) would destroy sensitive electronic systems – well, yes we know this allready.

He compares the threat of a nuclear attack to the result of a super solar flare which scientiests at NASA belive could errupt in 2013.  He does raise some relevent points, more consideration of this threat must be made with the likelyhood being that should an event occur it is likely to cripple critical systems such as communications and power.

The Telegraph

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