2013 - Nasa solar flare warning

  Al94 19:47 02 Aug 2010

Interesting article click here looks like it has the potential to be chaotic.

  morddwyd 19:56 02 Aug 2010

Not yet another Millennium Bug?

Wake me up when it's over.

  muddypaws 20:03 02 Aug 2010

Oh dear---and I have just noticed my large radio controlled wall clock is 10 mins slow.
Let's hope it is just the batteries!

  jack 20:31 02 Aug 2010

Various ancient scribblings by Aztecs and Nostradamus others have been interpreted as indicating the year to worry about is 2012, for a cosmic calamity of some sort.
So it must be true.
Mustn't it? ;-}

  Autoschediastic 20:56 02 Aug 2010

Well people if any one has watched the 2009 film called "2012" there is a major relevance to that film and this story, The film was built behind these facts
anyway the lady thats answering all the questions is this one:click here

  Autoschediastic 21:01 02 Aug 2010

FYI here is a deeper explanation in video: click here

  Autoschediastic 22:34 02 Aug 2010
  Forum Editor 22:57 02 Aug 2010

to be chaotic."

'It' in this context is a major solar storm, but nobody is certain it will happen, and if it does nobody is certain about what the consequences will be.

One thing is for sure - we can do absolutely nothing to prevent it, and if it occurs there's very little we will do to mitigate the effects. Governments will be too busy concentrating on more mundane matters like reviving economies, to contemplate spending public money on contingency measures, and power companies will not be forking out billions to safeguard the national grid against the effects of something that may not happen.

I shall lose no sleep worrying about it.

  Kevscar1 09:27 03 Aug 2010

Why worry we are all supposed to die on 21st Dec 2012 so all the solar flares will do is incinerate the grisly bodies leaving the world clean.

  johndrew 10:10 03 Aug 2010

But if we don`t but have a pacemaker ........??

  sunnystaines 12:55 03 Aug 2010

also put your eyes north on 4th aug the flares should cause the northern lights to be seen a lot further south in GB. knowing my luck it will be cloudy.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Best of the Grad Shows 2017: University of the West of England (UWE)

Best value Mac: Which is the best £1249 Mac to buy

Les meilleures GoPro 2017