a 'Katrina-Like' Space Storm Brewing?
Scientists Worry We Aren't Prepared for Event That Could
Zap Government, Cost Trillions
David Kerley, article for ABC News, Jan 09, 2009
Comment by Wes Penre: The keyword in this
article is 2012.
In this file photo, the
spacecraft has imaged
many erupting filaments
lifting off the active
solar surface and
bubbles of magnetic
plasma into space. U.S.
scientists worry we
aren't ready for a solar
space storm which could
knock out our
phones, even our water
.S. scientists worry we aren't ready for
a solar space storm that could knock out
our electricity, our cell phones, even
our water supply.
The chances of that
happening are small, but it is a
possibility as we move into an active
period of solar storms.
How do they know?
Well, it's happened before. Back in
1859, a solar eruption resulted in
telegraph wires burning up.
Of course, the world
is now covered in wires and wireless
devices that could be vulnerable.
The National Academy
of Sciences (NAS) gathered experts from
around the country to look at the
economic and social costs from these
space storms. While they didn't make any
recommendations, the scientists hope
is a wake-up call.
"We're not trying to
be alarmist," said Dan Baker, who is the
lead author of the report, "but we are
trying to show how our systems are
The sun is on a
fairly regular schedule. Every 11 years,
solar activity flares up. The next
"maximum" active period is expected in
During those active
times, the sun spits billions of tons of
matter toward Earth that can cause
electromagnetic storms that interfere
with just about all of our electronic
How bad would the
"Katrina Space Storm" be for us
earthlings? Well, the NAS report
suggests the storm could cascade through
our modern world.
First, the electric
grid would be vulnerable, and could be
shut down. It's the first big domino
that, the report says, could lead to
"disruption of the transportation,
communication, banking, and finance
systems, and government services; the
breakdown of the distribution of potable
water owing to pump failure; and the
loss of perishable foods and medications
because of lack of refrigeration."
Not a pretty picture.
The scientists say if even one region or
country is affected, the problems could
spread to the rest of the world.
If you thought
Katrina was expensive, this space storm
would dwarf it. The report estimates "$1
trillion to $2 trillion during the first
year alone ... for the societal and
economic costs of a 'severe geomagnetic
storm scenario' with recovery times of
four to 10 years."
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Satellites and GPS systems could be
As ABC's Clayton
Sandell has written for this site
before: "Solar storms could make GPS
receivers unable to lock onto a
satellite signal, rendering them
useless. The effect could last for
minutes or more than a day. You may be
reduced to -- gasp -- stopping to ask
"The civilian use of
GPS has really taken off only in the
last few years, so we really do expect
to see a much wider impact in this
upcoming cycle," said Douglas Biesecker,
a solar physicist at the
Space Weather Prediction Center
in Colorado, run by the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
Sales of so-called
personal navigation devices -- those
manufactured by companies like Magellan
and Garmin, for example -- have
skyrocketed in recent years. In 2004,
worldwide sales of GPS units were about
2 million. By 2007, that number had
jumped to about 27 million, according to
technology analysts at ABI Research.
A failure of the GPS
system could have serious ramifications
for flying. The Federal Aviation
Administration is trying to move to an
air traffic control system based on GPS.
But the country is
not making a lot of plans for the next
big solar storm.
"Our society isn't
geared toward dealing with these kinds
of possibilities," said Baker, referring
to the fact that a huge solar storm is a
rare occurrence. "We are more concerned
with short-term possibilities."
Solar weather isn't
like the weather here on Earth.
Meteorologists can track a storm for
days and give residents plenty of
warning of what is coming. That's not
the case with space weather.
"We can't predict [a
coming space storm] with any great lead
time of accuracy," Baker said.
What he and his
colleagues can predict is that we are
not ready for "the big one" when it
comes to solar storms.
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