White House is preparing for catastrophic solar flares which could wipe out power around the world for months – bringing an end to modern civilization as we know it

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

Massive electromagnetic pulse caused by solar flares could bring an end to modern civilization as we know it
Extreme space weather event could wipe out power for months and render cellphones and internet useless
One study estimates that in the U.S. alone it could cost the fragile economy up to $2.6 trillion
Now the White House are preparing for the threat after a major solar flare narrowly missed the Earth in 2012
Strategy includes improving prediction abilities as forecasters only have been 15-60 minutes warning and how to protect energy grids

By HANNAH PARRY
DAILYMAIL.COM
4 November 2015

The U.S. government are preparing for a catastrophic solar flare which could wipe out power across the world for months.

The last powerful geomagnetic solar storm which hit the earth was in 1859 which caused telegraph lines to explode, setting fire to some telegraph offices, and power to fail across Europe and North America.

In today’s far more advanced and technological world, experts the effects would be devastating.

The massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from solar flares could wipe out power grids, bringing an end to modern civilization as we know it as cellphones, credit cards and the internet were rendered useless.

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