Homeland Security

The devastating potential of an extreme solar storm and what the White House is doing about it

“A principal concern is the following: At some point in our lifetimes, the sun could unleash a dangerous surge of magnetically-charged plasma that could severely damage or destroy critically important electric power systems, satellites, spacecraft and telecommunications.

The White House, realizing that an extreme solar storm could jeopardize the nation’s vitality and security, released a strategy and multi-agency plan on Thursday to prepare for and coordinate responses to the space weather threat.”

Source: The devastating potential of an extreme solar storm and what the White House is doing about it – The Washington Post

National Space Weather Strategy (PDF)

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