Space Weather Expert Says Earth Could be Hit by Natural EMP Attack
Amina Khan reports: "A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt."
Click here to read about the threat of a severe solar storm that could amount to a natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, a catastrophe that could affect entire continents and take months to recover from with major loss of life and property damage.
A manmade EMP attack--detonation of a nuclear warhead at high altitude--could be even more catastrophic, causing a modern society's complete collapse and, in America's case, the annihilation of 90% of the population. Click here to read about North Korea's first explicit threat to launch an EMP attack on the United States; and here, to read about Iran's apparent threat to strike the U.S. homeland with an EMP weapon.
Experts have warned for years about the risks associated with not protecting power grids against natural and manmade EMP assaults. Click here to download and read a copy of the 2004 Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack.
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