March 27, 2009
from TheExaminer Website
A report issued by the National Research Council (NRC) in January 2009 (Severe Space Weather Events - Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts) has warned of the far reaching consequences of a solar storm hitting the Earth as the sun becomes more active during solar cycle 24 which began in 2008 and peaks around 2012.
A March 23 article in the New Scientist (Space Storm Alert - 90 Seconds From Catastrophe) discussed the significance of the NRC report which details how a solar storm could wipe out the electrical power grid causing massive disruption in the U.S. and around the planet.
The impact of the plasma energy directly bombarding the Earth during a solar storm could lead to electrical power stations being off line for weeks and months at a time, as overworked workers try to repair badly damaged electrical equipment.
According to the NRC report (see page 3, in PDF file), this would lead to,
Imagine life without running water from a tap, no refrigeration for storing food, gas for your car, or mass transit due to the power grid being off line for months. Millions of Americans could subsequently die in such a scenario described by Michael Brooks author of the New Scientist article, "Space storm alert - 90 seconds from catastrophe."
Such disturbing scenarios are very
possible according to the National Research Council report.
Now is the right time for bold action to replace the outdated
electrical power grid with a decentralized form of fuelless or 'new
energy' generators that can be mass produced for homes, small
businesses and essential services.
The panel of scientists that met and issued a report warning about the impact of a severe solar storm hitting the Earth based their findings on data concerning the sun becoming more active around 2012.
At the time of their meeting, they did not consider what was later revealed by NASA on December 16, 2008 to be a giant hole in the Earth’s magnetosphere that will last the entire 11 year duration of cycle 24.
What this means is that the low possibility discussed by the May 2008 panel for solar storms impacting the Earth, is in fact much more likely to occur around 2012 as the sun become increasingly active.
Nikola Tesla, circa. 1896
Indeed, the increased possibility of
solar storms directly impacting the Earth due to the magnetosphere
breach will last for the next ten years.
Therefore, the U.S. and other nations have only two or three years to prepare for life where a centralized electrical power grid become increasingly unreliable or disappears altogether.
The need for an alternative electrical
power supply for the U.S. and the planet has never been more urgent.
Fortunately, a possible solution was supplied by an early 20th
Tesla claimed that he could harness energy from the environment to power electrical devices.
On November 5, 1901, Tesla was granted his first patent for his 'free' or 'new energy' device which he called: "Apparatus for The Utilization of Radiant Energy."
Many inventors, inspired by Tesla’s theories and patents, have claimed they have been able to replicate and improve on his basic models. Numerous research papers have been written supporting the feasibility of Tesla’s ideas and patents.
Unfortunately, many inventors of 'free energy' generators and supporters of Tesla’s ideas have been harassed or intimidated by unknown government agencies and/or corporate entities opposed to creation of such devices.
Fuelless energy generators threaten vested interests dependent on conventional fossil fuels for providing electricity to the general public.
A number of non-governmental initiatives are underway to support inventors wanting to develop new energy generators. These include the New Energy Movement, the New Energy Congress and the Orion Project, all of which are privately funded and seeking public assistance. The time has arrived where inventors and organizations seeking the creation of new energy generators need to be supported.
The alternative is to watch the centralized electrical power system become increasingly unreliable and even collapse as solar storms sweep over the planet as Solar Cycle 24 moves into its active phase.
President Obama needs to urgently
support an ambitious plan to develop and supply American families,
small business and essential services with small scale new energy