How close did we come to a long-term blackout in 2012? According to scientists, very close. They say that on July 23, 2012, two massive solar clouds barely missed hitting the Earth’s atmosphere, which would have caused an electromagnetic pulse. These coronal mass ejections, as they’re called, would have been the most powerful solar storm we’ve seen in 150 years.
Had the flares hit Earth – and apparently they would have if they had come one week earlier – everything we’ve been warning you about for the past several years could have happened.
Satellites in Earth’s orbit could have been fried, as the electrical power grids around the world would have been. We could have been plunged into the 19th century for an extended time period. There’s a good chance that 90 percent of the world’s population would have died as a result of starvation, dehydration, disease or civil unrest.
Physicist Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said, “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces (two years later).”
So, what can we learn from this experience? For one, if up until now you haven’t really prepared for a disaster, that’s something you need to do pronto. The fact that it took them two years just to figure out that we almost got fried tells you that there will not be a warning. It’s just going to happen some day, and only those who are prepared are going to be able to survive it.
If you haven’t started preparing, begin today. If you are partially prepared but know that you need to do more, get busy on that. If you feel confident that you have a year’s supply of food, water and other essentials stored in your home, start putting together another stockpile for a secondary location. And finally, if you are one of the few people who is absolutely, totally prepared for any situation, help someone else get started on their survival plan.
How did you feel when you heard that we almost experienced a massive EMP in 2012? Did you feel scared or relieved? Most importantly, do you believe you are prepared for the one that will eventually hit the Earth?