America needs to address this.
I wonder what a 737 fitted with a nuke that is exploded at its max altitude would do to our electric grid?
I am as well “shocked” at this “electrifrying” news. Nah, not really. As long as the low/no infos get their news about kims wedding, they couldn’t care less. I may be wrong but I believe that hairy reid-iculous is most likely pinning the blame for any future attacks on the Koch brothers. :>}
So what is the fix? Putting all electrical lines underground and in metal pipe?
Physically and economically nearly impossible.
gosh if only someone had a few $trillion for ‘shovel ready’ jobs we could have fixed this
Do all of your posts.
End this way.
They need to be more concerned about whats going to happen if and when CWII kicks off. Internal forces will put the grid down. IMO its more likely the grid will be hacked and brought down or some ticked off Americans. EMP is only one of the ways the grid goes down. Getting an alternative source of electrical power for your home is a really good idea.
Is this not the original plot line for the Dark Angel series with Jessica Alba? An EMP sets everyone back to the pre-transistor technology.
EMP will generate a charge in all the conductors and fry anything needing a pure crystal semi-conductor, but the lines will still be there. How soon would we be able to remake breakers and switches pre-semiconductor? We would be out for a bit, and mass chaos will ensue, but we will recover.
Start putting fiber optic in your home. Glass fiber is immune to EMP because it does not depend on an ordered crystal structure, and you only need to Faraday cage the transmitters.