Friday, March 27, 2009

Space Storm Alert:
90 Seconds From Catastrophe

by Michael Brooks - March 23rd, 2009 - New Scientist

It is midnight on 22 September 2012 and the skies above Manhattan are filled with a flickering curtain of colourful light. Few New Yorkers have seen the aurora this far south but their fascination is short-lived. Within a few seconds, electric bulbs dim and flicker, then become unusually bright for a fleeting moment. Then all the lights in the state go out. Within 90 seconds, the entire eastern half of the US is without power.

A year later and millions of Americans are dead and the nation's infrastructure lies in tatters.

Here we go again with the technology is our enemy brigades. It is of course our politicians who are determined that for reason's of NIMBY opposition to electrical generating stations, we must build this huge grid that EFFICIENTLY moves electrical power everywhere. This is a problem not of technology, but left wing Democrat subversion of intelligent planning.

Democrats always want government to plan everything, and yet here we have a situation where "efficient planning" dramatically increases our exposure to a disaster. Unfortunately, since electrical wires have to get "right of way" permission from the government owners of our roads, it is impossible to separate government from this problem.


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