Taking a Solar Knockout of the National Grid Seriously
By Hwaa Irfan
It was with humor that one noted how Britain has taken the step to classify our Sun as a national security threat under the National Risk of Civil Emergencies. Having ignored that governments keep hidden what we know not, they are expecting the National Grid to be knocked out entirely in 2013 when our Sun is expected to peak in its 11-year solar storm cycle.
The U.Ks Daily Mail reports how
“Professor Mike Hapgood, who chairs the Space Environment Impacts Experts Group (SEIEG) and advises the Government on space weather, says solar storms, generated by an outburst from the sun, are set to knock out national power grids and Global Positioning Systems.”
If this is to hold true, hydro-electric dams holding back millions of gallons of water could be affected.
A mad professor he is not, and not just becuase of what solar radiation storms this year have demonstrated so far.
This was the case in 1859 when we were far less electrified, and when telegraph systems were knocked out! Known as the ‘Carrington event’ after British solar astronomer Richard Carrington, Carrington was in his observatory on September 1, 1859. Using his 11-inch wide image of the sun on a screen, Carrington drew the sunspots that he saw, then suddenly as NASA recounts, two brilliant beads of white light appeared over the sunspots. Carrington later wrote,
“I hastily ran to call someone to witness the exhibition with me. On returning within 60 seconds, I was mortified to find that it was already much changed and enfeebled.” He and his witness watched the white spots contract to mere pinpoints and disappear.
That took five minutes.
The following day, beautiful auroras erupted in the sky around the globe including the Caribbean and South America.
Then telegraph systems went wild, with discharges sparking off setting paper on fire even when disconnected. And even when disconnected the batteries were still being powered but by aurora induced electric currents, enabling messages still to be transmitted.
The ‘Carrington event’ led to the U.S. spy agency AT&T to redesign their power system for transatlantic cables.
Thirty years later, in 1989, a geomagnetic storm disrupted the electric power transmission from the Hydro Québec generating station in Canada, blacking out most of the province and plunging 6 million people into darkness for 9 hours; aurora-induced power surges even melted power transformers in New Jersey NASA reports.
In December 2005, X-rays from another solar storm disrupted satellite-to-ground communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation signals for about 10 minutes.
NASA refers to a October-November 2003 Halloween event, when the international airline industry experienced communication problems on a daily basis. There were:
- Communication problems for ground and airline controllers
- Carriers rerouted high-latitude flights, which cost airlines $10,000 to $100,000 per rerouted flight
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)‘s GPS-augmented aviation navigation guidance was affected by the geomagnetic storms and the FAA could not provide GPS navigational guidance for approximately 30 hours
- NASA ordered their astronauts to not attempt space walks and to remain in the International Space Station
- NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center Space Science Mission Operations Team reported that 59% percent of missions were affected by the geomagnetic storms
- Japanese ADEOS-2 satellite lost contact with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
However, the Halloween storms did not happen until 3 years after a solar maximum!
NASA goes onto prove the weight of the Carrington event by referring to artic ice where energetic particles leave records in the form of nitrates. Apparently the ‘Carrington event’ was the biggest in 500 years. However, other research demonstrate that the Carrington event did not register in most ice core nitrate records with nothing registering in Antartic ice core nitrate records, and biomass burning records of North America. Could the recount of the Carrington event be a means for accepting HAARP, increased weaponization and policing of societies or the chance to say we tried and failed when HAARP has the capacity to compromise the magnetospshere so that the masses above ground get full exposure from the expected event of 2013? This may seem far-fetched, but nothing seems far-fetched when it comes to the workings of the minds of the establishment!
In 2009 a report funded by NASA claimed similar storms today would lead to ‘planetary disaster.’ In a Department of Homeland Security, U.S. report’s Executive Summary they state:
“Extra-high-voltage (EHV) transformers and transmission lines—built to increase the reliability of electric power systems in cases of terrestrial hazards—are particularly vulnerable to geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) caused by the disturbance of Earth‘s geomagnetic field. The simultaneous loss of these assets could cause a voltage collapse and lead to cascading power outages. As a natural event whose effects are exacerbated by economic and technological developments, geomagnetic storms pose a systemic risk that requires both domestic and international policy-driven actions…
…To explore the risk to the international community, this report presents a platform to discuss the risk of geomagnetic storms by describing a worst reasonable scenario and its risk factors. Our analysis identifies areas with EHV assets that are in vulnerable locations due to latitude and ground conductivity, and examines the first- and second-order consequences of an extreme storm, highlighting those consequences with an international impact such as scarcity of surplus EHV transformers and satellite communication signal degradation. In addition to exploring the expected economic consequences of a geomagnetic storm event, the report also assessed psychological consequence in the form of social unrest, behavioral changes and social vulnerability.
The potential for international consequences if an extreme event occurs are high, although the severity of those consequences can be mitigated if the international community takes certain actions in advance, such as investing in additional geomagnetic storm warning systems.”
The report, OECD/IFP Futures Project on “Future Global Shocks” “Geomagnetic Storms” written on January 14, 2011recommends:
1. The international community should mitigate against the risk of a single point of failure in the current space weather warning and alert system.
2. The international community should improve the current geomagnetic storm warning and alert system.
3. Electricity-generating companies should be encouraged to harden high-voltage transformers connecting major power generating assets to electric grids.
4. OECD members should define an allocation process for replacement high-voltage transformers in the event of increased international demand following an extreme geomagnetic storm.
5. National governments should conduct mission disruption assessments.
6. The international community needs a commonly applied methodology to evaluate social vulnerability.
Assuming that they know what to expect, and that are not overestimating their capacity to deal with it, still the focus is less on the direct impact on human life, and more to do with the threat to the establishment. One section in the report as to the effect on human life is in the considered as a threat to the establishment is the Psychological Consequences: Social Unrest, Behavioral Changes, and Social Vulnerability … this maybe what the increased policing of society, especially American society pertains to. The report states:
“Given the lack of electric power described in the scenario, the most effective means for communication might be word of mouth or radios and phones. The sheer number of people affected may be sufficient for self-organization (with organization being the second stage of social unrest). Similarly it is possible that such populations would be self-mobilizing (with mobilization being the third stage). Work stoppages and school closings certainly would provide a large number of people with the time and availability for large-scale protests and demonstrations. The fourth stage of social unrest, organized civil violence, would be unlikely. In past power outages, looting has occurred (and would be highly likely to recur), but deliberate and organized civil violence seems much less likely than isolated violence or small outbreaks of destructive or maladaptive activity.”
The perception of psychological impact is also revealing:
- Consumer behavior
- Compliance with government instructions
- Demands on government or healthcare services
- Information-seeking behavior
- Social consciousness
- Workplace, school, or event attendance
Information seeking ‘behavior’ in terms of what, the truth – social consciousness in terms of what, the planetary changes of 2012-13, and the vibratory change in Earth from 3-5…?
While many have been pacified or have been made to feel rediculous about the 2012 events, the establishment knows the basis for such understandings.
Regardless, the report acknowledges that different societies will respond differently, and acknowledge that the proximity of power installations have a bearing on that. We say will as if the expected scenario is going to happen, for it is either that, or the preparation for something else.
The authors of the report CENTRA Technology market themselves as:
- A high-technology small business providing analytic, technical, risk assessment, engineering, and management support to the government and private sector.
- Having clients for our foreign language work span US Intelligence, Defense and Law Enforcement.
- Covering economics, engineering, international culture and languages, transnational issues, military affairs, science and technology issues, homeland security, analytic methods, and open source analysis.
- Serving a wide range of operational, policy, and analytical positions in US Government and private industry—and in all 16 US intelligence agencies.
The president of CENTRA Technology is Harold Rosenbaum, who also serves as a director on the Intelligence and Security Academy, U.S. CENTRA has received a defense contract from the Department of Defense in 2011. CENTRA is also involved in:
- Weapons technology
- Law enforcement
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
The alarm has been raised to other governments, not only becuase the U.S. has NASA and other data collecting institutions, but also becuase since the inceptions of the Space Age it has been known that there is a weak magnetic field over the Sotuh Atlantic, and parts of South America allowing for charged particles to penetrate further than in any other area. This was known becuase they have always encountered problems with satellites over this area.
Then of course there is the THEMIS ((Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) discovery. On June 3 2007, five of their spaceships sorry craft flew threw a breach in the magnetosphere which had just opened temporarily form which they learned of the polarity of the solar wind was aligned with Earth’s. This links with a long history of experimentation into time travel by naval and military researchers.
All in all, there is no real evidence, probably just wishful thinking aligned with the technology go boldy go where no man has gone before (for the elite at least) using of course the planetary alignment that strongly points to the distintegration of the establishment, the raising of human consciousness (beyond enslavement), and the fact that there time travel research presents a block after 2013 because the Earth is in a different alignment than the onely they have known since 1943!
CENTRA Technology “OECD/IFP Futures Project on “Future Global Shocks” “Geomagnetic Storms”” http://www.oecd.org/sti/futures/globalprospects/46891645.pdf
“Top Secret America.” http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/companies/centra-technology-inc/
U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for Jun 28, 2011.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/06/28/u-s-department-of-defense-contract-awards-for-jun-28-2011/
Wolff, E.W. et al. “The Carrington event not observed in most ice core nitrate records.” Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 39, L08503, doi:10.1029/2012GL051603, 2012 http://www.agu.org/pubs/current/si/links/2012GL051603.pdf