Heat isn't the only problem or perk (depending on your taste) that our sun is good for. Seems the science world is in a buzz; as well as the conspiracy world, with talk of 2012/13 dooms day scenario which forcasts a solar storm which is sure to reek havoc on our planet! Don't be alarmed, just be informed! Here's what ABC News had say about it:
The sun is getting ready to ramp up its activity, and when it does we
could be in for some real trouble, scientists say.
The sun's activity, which follows 11-year cycles, will experience its
next peak in 2013.
solar storm of the strongest variety could cause
20 times more economic damage than Hurricane
Katrina , said a 2008 National
Academy of Sciences report on space weather.
Though the odds of a such a storm are relatively small, such an
occurrence could create severe weather in the sun's outer atmosphere,
knocking out much of the country's power grid, incapacitating
navigational systems and jeopardizing spacecraft, scientists say.
More than a million people could go without power, the distribution of
drinkable water could be disrupted and transportation, communication and
banking systems could be upset, the report said.
To prepare for the activity, scientists from NASA, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National
Science Foundation and other agencies met earlier this
week for discussions at a forum in Washington, D.C. CONTINUE READING....