Although this story first appeared on Tuesday 15th June, I have neither seen nor read anything further on it. The main theme of the item is to do with blackouts, electronic equipment failures, etc. It come across as a little alarmist for my taste.
That said, if there is any further substance to back up this lone story, then ought we not to be told more about it and the consequences of the increasingly chronic effects of solar activity impacting into all of our lives?
I have to say it scared me somewhat when I was reading it. What do you reading this think about it?
FE....Agree with that especially with global warming on a cold windy and wet autumnal-like day here in sunny Spalding! The east coast has a lot to answer for with our winds blowing down direct from the Arctic today.
Solar cycle 24 is due in the next couple of years and they have been predicting that the last few cycles are going to be large ones, cycle 24 could very well be a damp squid like all the others. The last large one was in 1859 when a few line telegraph operators got their fingers burnt.
It will happen one day, but who knows? When it does we'll soon know about it.