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  • Insider

    Sounding The Alarm On The Country’s Vulnerability To An EMP

    Establishment insiders are worried we're too vulnerable
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:29 AM

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    In the past here at Peak Prosperity, we’ve written extensively on the threat posed by a sustained loss of electrical grid power. More specifically, we've warned that the most damaging threat to our grid would come from either a manmade or natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

    Recently, we've been contacted by a well-connected group of powerful people who have formed a commission to study the matter, and have recently made a public and urgent appeal in an open letter to President Obama to take this threat seriously.

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  • Podcast

    NASA: Revisiting Our Vulnerabiity To Solar Flares

    Addressing the near miss CME of July 2012
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:10 PM

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    Dr Guhathakurta returns to the podcast this week to discuss a large-scale solar flare that nearly hit Earth back in July of 2012 (a direct hit missed us by about 1 week), as well as to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the warning system we have in place to alert us to such dangers, and the continuing vulnerability our system have to such an event.

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  • What Should I Do?
    DIY Faraday Cage

    Building Your Own Faraday Cage

    EMP protection for electronic devices
    by claytonk

    Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:58 PM

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    A Faraday cage is an enclosed space with an outer layer that conducts electricity. The physical shape of the Faraday cage does not matter: it can be spherical, cylindrical, or a box. Either the cage itself can be made of a conductive material, or the cage can be built of a non-conductive material such as wood and then covered in a conductive material.

    The conductive material can be as simple as several layers of aluminum foil, which makes constructing your own Faraday cage a fairly simple and inexpensive affair.

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  • Blog
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    The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    Crippling the US without firing a shot
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3:38 AM

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    We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem. 

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  • Daily Prep

    Geomagnetic Storming Expected

    Coronal mass ejection is headed our way
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 11:26 PM

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    A new CME is headed our direction over the next few days.

    From NOAA:

    SWPC Forecasters are anticipating G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9 and 10.  The source of this disturbance is a fairly fast Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) launched from centrally-located Region 1944 at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST) on January 7.

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

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  • Podcast

    NASA: Our Technology-Dependent Lifestyle is Vulnerable to Solar Flares

    Understanding the potential impact of CMEs
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 3, 2013, 2:45 PM

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    In 1859, a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) known as the Carrington Event slammed into Earth.

    Fast-forward to 2013. Our planet is orders of magnitude more dependent on its technology systems. And a solar event the size of the Carrington Event has not recurred since. How vulnerable are we, should another one arrive?

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