I deliberately chose the adjective, catastrophic, to emphasize the Armageddon that would follow when all electronics, all power systems, information systems, and cascading failures of interdependent infrastructures such as water, gas, and telecommunications FAIL – for months – or much longer.
In fact, recently billionaire Paul Singer warned that a natural EMP event today would cause a massive disruption to the electric grid, possibly shutting it down entirely for months or longer, with unimaginable consequences.
He pointed out that only two years ago, the sun let loose with a Carrington-magnitude burst, but the position of the earth at the time prevented the burst from hitting it – and the chances of additional events of such magnitude may be far greater than most people think.
He also warned that a man-made EMP attack would be even worse.
It would not cause any blast or radiation damage, but would have consequences even more catastrophic than a severe solar storm. It could not only bring down the grid, but also lay down a very intense, very fast pulse across the continent, damaging or destroying electronic switches, devices, computers and transformers across America.
Singer had warned investors in a letter regarding an analysis of societal risk where EMP stands all by itself. His ‘unusual’ warning for investors, called the threat of a widespread blackout from an electromagnetic surge the “most significant danger” in the world.
I challenge you to set aside some quiet time, and really give some critical thought to the consequences of such an event. Rather than trying to convince yourself that it would never happen or rather than arguing or attempting to minimize the extent of the electronic destruction of an EMP attack (or cluster thereof), just imagine what would happen afterwards…
Our entire modern world is powered by electricity and electronics. If this infrastructure came to a sudden and abrupt halt, how long would it take before lives are in real danger? Days? Now imagine months. It is astounding when you begin to examine every aspect of modern life and what would happen to us if we lost our power source. A domino effect would quickly break nearly all of our infrastructure / distribution systems as well as our financial systems.
Even most preppers would have a horrendous life trying to survive it.
While we can hope that congressional committees who are currently looking at this threat will enable solutions, I wouldn’t count on it any time soon.
We live in a crazy world with some crazy leaders and crazy rogue ‘nations’ and violent factions within nations – some controlled by powerful (and secret) puppet-master psychopaths with insane world agendas who do not have any moral regard for human life. Do you know a psychopath when you see one? There have been many throughout history who people have looked up to as their leaders – only to later discover their brutality.
This is not a tinfoil hat.
Do not give in to normalcy bias.
Not only is a natural EMP catastrophe just waiting to happen, but a man-made EMP attack could end life as we know it.
The damage would be so great, so severe, so ‘straight to the bone’, that the social chaos and subsequent loss of life would be horrific.
Maybe this risk will be the one to boost your preparedness…
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