Sunday, July 19, 2009

"EMP 101" A Basic Primer & Suggestions for Preparedness

This would make life difficult:

The Silver Bear Cafe

EMP is shorthand for Electro Magnetic Pulse. It is a rather unusual and frightening by - product when a nuclear bomb is detonated above the earth's atmosphere. We all know that our atmosphere and the magnetic field which surrounds our planet is a thin layer which not only keeps us alive, but also protects us from dangerous radiation from the sun. On a fairly regular basis there are huge solar storms on the sun's surface which emit powerful jets of deadly radiation. If not for the protective layer of our atmosphere and magnetic field, those storms would fry us. At times though, the storm is so power that enough disruptive energy reaches the earth's surface that it drowns out radio waves and even shorts electrical power grids...this happened seve ral years back in Canada.

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