How Solar Storms Could Fry the World’s Infrastructure | WSJ Future of Everything

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Power grids and much of our infrastructure are susceptible to solar storms that have a nearly 10% chance of happening per decade. Economists estimate a severe storm could cost billions, if not trillions, in damage. Solar storms often contain a few major components: solar flares, solar energetic particles and coronal mass ejections. These space weather events could knock out satellites as well.

Credit The Wall Street Journal

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