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2015-11-06. White House Plan Focuses on Hazards from Solar Storms.

posted Nov 19, 2015, 12:09 PM by Alan Gould
By Randy Showstack, EoS Earth &  Space Science News, AGU. For GSS Energy Flow chapter 4. Excerpt: Space weather has its day in the Sun, with the administration issuing a new strategy and action plan to increase protection from damaging solar emissions. ...Space weather events occur when outbursts from the Sun, such as solar flares, solar energetic particles, and coronal mass ejections, collide with Earth’s magnetic field. Although many of these events are harmless, some are powerful enough to cause havoc by disrupting critical technology. Speakers at the forum referred to a 1989 geomagnetic storm that cut electricity to 6 million Canadians for 9 hours and to the 1859 “Carrington” event, the largest documented series of geomagnetic storms from the Sun to have struck Earth....  https://eos.org/articles/white-house-plan-focuses-on-hazards-from-solar-storms