by Mac Slavo
October 15, 2016
Equivalent version in Spanish
"Could Disable Large Portions
of the Electrical Power Grid…
Once considered a fringe conspiracy theory, it appears that the
Obama administration is now actively preparing for a massive solar
event that could wipe out life as we have come to know it.
weather events such as solar flares, solar energetic particles, and
geomagnetic disturbances have long been believed to pose a
significant threat to our technologically advanced society with the
ability to not only affect global positioning satellites, but
on-earth electronics that include the entire domestic (and global)
Executive Order signed by
Barack Obama, calls for
coordination between various government agencies including the
Department of Defense and Department of Homeland security should a
major "space weather event" come to pass:
Executive Order - Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for
Space Weather Events
By the authority vested in me as
President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States
of America, and to prepare the
Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered
Section 1 - Policy
Space weather events, in
the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and
geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with
measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and
technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS),
satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the
electrical power grid.
Extreme space weather events -
those that could
significantly degrade critical infrastructure - could
disable large portions of the electrical power grid,
resulting in cascading failures that would affect key
services such as water supply, healthcare, and
Space weather has the potential
to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety
across entire continents.
Successfully preparing for space
weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires
partnerships across governments, emergency managers,
academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits,
and the private sector.
Though often dismissed as nothing more
than fear mongering, the threat of space weather events is not only
possible, it is quite probable, as evidenced by a massive
solar flare which narrowly missed earth in 2012.
"The speed of this event was as fast or faster
than anything that has been seen in the modern space age,"
it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a
technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power
grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the
health of astronauts and aircraft crews.
have proposed that the 2012 event be adopted as the best
estimate of the worst case space weather scenario…
Is it possible that the Obama
administration has scientific evidence supporting the fact that a
space weather event is imminent? One Congresswoman thinks so, having
claimed that there is a 100% chance of a crippling event.
The Executive Order signed by Obama on
October 13, 2016 certainly suggests this may be the case:
It is the policy of the United
States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the
extent of economic loss and human hardship.
Government must have,
the capability to predict
and detect a space weather event
the plans and programs
necessary to alert the public and private sectors to
enable mitigating actions for an impending space weather
the protection and
mitigation plans, protocols, and standards required to
reduce risks to critical infrastructure prior to and
during a credible threat
the ability to respond to and recover
from the effects of space weather. Executive departments
and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to
prepare for the effects of space weather events
Coupled with a previous
Executive 'Doomsday' Order signed by the President in March of
2012, the federal government now has the ability to take full
control of all critical national infrastructure elements including
food resources, energy resources, farms, health facilities, water
resources and even the nation's workforce.
millions of people have been preparing for the possibility
of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or
farms, as well as stockpiling food, water, personal defense
armaments and other essential supplies with the intention of
utilizing these preparations if the worst happens.
latest executive order signed by President Obama on March 16,
2012 makes clear that in the event of a nationally deemed
all of these resources will fall under the
authority of the United States government.
Recent projections from a 'secret'
Homeland Security report suggest that
as many as 100 million Americans
could be left without power should a powerful enough solar
storm strike earth.
Critical supplies including medicine,
gas, and food would be undeliverable and
within one year as many as 90% of
Americans would be dead if the grid were not restored.
The problem, according to
Blueprint author Tess Pennington is that over 90% of
Americans are not only lacking any preparation for such a
catastrophic scenario, but even if advance warning was sent to the
population 12 hours ahead of time,
it would simply be too late:
Unfortunately, that "12 hours"
number doesn't tell the whole story. It's probably true that
during a worst case scenario, it would take 12 hours for a solar
storm to reach Earth. The only question is, can our scientific
instruments detect a solar storm in that time frame?
Currently, our planet's early
warning system consists of a satellite called
launched in February of this year, and reached its destination
between the Earth and the Sun last June.
The satellite it replaced could give
us a 15 minute warning, but the DSCOVR satellite isn't much of
an improvement. It only gives us a 30-45 minute warning.
Pennington warns that a breakdown could
happen very quickly and catch most people by surprise:
This is the point in this cycle where herds of
people go to the grocery stores frantically grabbing supplies.
Most grocery stores will not be able to meet the demand of the
people's need for supplies, and many could go home empty handed.
Bracing for the disaster, the
prepared and unprepared will be hoping for the best outcome.
do not realize is the hardest part of this event is soon to be
Within days, the descent into the breakdown will
The Anatomy of a Breakdown
And it is this very descent into
breakdown that will require an unprecedented government response and
Obama's Doomsday Executive Order has given them the pretext to do
Whatever the case, it is important to
note that Americans
are not prepared to deal with the aftermath of such a scenario.
Perhaps the actions being
implemented on the federal level should be a wake up call to all
Americans to prepare...