September 27, 2011

This is the Way the World Ends...

The world will not end with delusional self-indulgent B.S. like man-made global warming. It is far more likely that all but the least observant of us will miss it when a massive solar flare like AR1302 casts us back into the Dark Ages.

Very few would die as a direct result of a solar flare's massive electromagnetic blast, but the partial or full collapse of our electrical grid, most forms of machine-based transportation, and collapse of computer-controlled water treatment and pumping stations means that the vast majority of us would succumb to starvation and disease within the first three months.

Overnight, the Amish would become the most technologically-advanced population in the United States and one of the only sectors of our technology-driven society not directly affected. Not that they would last very long. Their desperate and starving neighbors would most likely overrun and pillage the pacifist community within weeks, meaning that Mormons and preppers may be the only subsets of society to survive.

I'm just full of sunshine and rainbows today, aren't I?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 27, 2011 02:13 PM

Am I the only one who has noticed the survivalist/prepper shibboleth?

Posted by: Phelps at September 27, 2011 03:21 PM

Then there's Iran (and perhaps others) who'd love to do the EMP thing.

Sunshine and rainbows ain't gonna get it.


Posted by: ChuckNC at September 27, 2011 05:03 PM

I suspeect our military satellites, like the laptops they issue, are largely protected. And not just because of possible warfare - the military reads history, and remembers losing telegraphy back in the 1850s due to a solar flare.

Civilian wares are less protected, a flare of such size is too improbable during any given period to spend money on - sort of like putting a flood-protection levee around the top 100 feet of Mount Washington. Now, I think the level of protection should be much greater, perhaps on the level of the dikes in Holland...

Posted by: John A at September 27, 2011 06:12 PM

99% of scientist agree that solar flares are secondary to human produced CO2. There is not reason to question the data as you and everyone else are too stupid to understand numbers and higher math. Only climate scientist can understand such complex thoughts.

Posted by: david7134 at September 27, 2011 06:21 PM

You seem to be missing the tag on your post.

Posted by: Junk Science Skeptic at September 27, 2011 09:03 PM

Let's try this a different way:

You seem to be missing the (sarcasm) tag at the end of your post.

Posted by: Junk Science Skeptic at September 27, 2011 09:06 PM

I realize I made a mistake. I forgot that in the world we live in people would actually consider that a factual statement.

Posted by: david7134 at September 28, 2011 03:50 PM