Destroyer CME & EMP Damages
Solar flare could
unleash nuclear holocaust across planet Earth, forcing hundreds of
nuclear power plants into total meltdowns
Sept 13, 2011
Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar,
comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more
mundane, and it’s right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us
anything, it’s that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material
can have wide-ranging and potentially devastating consequences for life on
Earth. To date, Fukushima has already released 168 times the total radiation
released from the Hiroshima nuclear bomb detonated in 1945, and the Fukushima
catastrophe is now undeniably the worst nuclear disaster in the history of human
But what if human civilization faced a far
greater threat than a single tsunami destroying a nuclear power facility? What
if a global tidal wave could destroy the power generating capacities of all the
world’s power plants, all at once?
Such a scenario is not merely possible,
but factually inevitable. And the global tidal wave threatening all the nuclear
power plants of the world isn’t made of water but solar emissions.
The sun, you see, is acting up again. NASA
recently warned that solar activity is surging, with a peak expected to happen
in 2013 that could generate enormous radiation levels that sweep across planet
Earth. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has even
issued an urgent warning about solar flares due to strike in 2012 and 2013.
IBtimes wrote, “With solar activity expected to peak around 2013, the Sun is
entering a particularly active time and big flares like the recent one will
likely be common during the next few years. …A major flare in the mid-19th
century blocked the nascent telegraph system, and some scientists believe that
another such event is now overdue.” (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194…)
The story goes on to explain:
“Several federal government studies
suggest that this extreme solar activity and emissions may result in complete
blackouts for years in some areas of the nation. Moreover, there may also be
disruption of power supply for years, or even decades, as geomagnetic currents
attracted by the storm could debilitate the transformers.”
Why does all this matter? To understand
that, you have to understand how nuclear power plants function. Or, put another
way, how is nuclear material prevented from “going nuclear” every single day
across our planet?
Every nuclear power plant operates in a
All nuclear power plants are operated in a
near-meltdown status. They operate at very high heat, relying on nuclear fission
to boil water that produces steam to drive the turbines that generate
electricity. Critically, the nuclear fuel is prevented from melting down through
the steady circulation of coolants which are pushed through the cooling system
using very high powered electric pumps.
If you stop the electric pumps, the
coolant stops flowing and the fuel rods go critical (and then melt down). This
is what happened in Fukushima, where the melted fuel rods dropped through the
concrete floor of the containment vessels, unleashing enormous quantities of
ionizing radiation into the surrounding environment. The full extent of the
Fukushima contamination is not even known yet, as the facility is still emitting
It’s crucial to understand that nuclear
coolant pumps are usually driven by power from the electrical grid. They are not
normally driven by power generated locally from the nuclear power plant itself.
Instead, they’re connected to the grid. In other words, even though nuclear
power plants are generating megawatts of electricity for the grid, they are also
dependant on the grid to run their own coolant pumps. If the grid goes down, the
coolant pumps go down, too, which is why they are quickly switched to emergency
backup power — either generators or batteries.
As we learned with Fukushima, the on-site
batteries can only drive the coolant pumps for around eight hours. After that,
the nuclear facility is dependent on diesel generators (or sometimes propane) to
run the pumps that circulate the coolant which prevents the whole site from
going Chernobyl. And yet, critically, this depends on something rather obvious:
The delivery of diesel fuel to the site. If diesel cannot be delivered, the
generators can’t be fired up and the coolant can’t be circulated. When you grasp
the importance of this supply line dependency, you will instantly understand why
a single solar flare could unleash a nuclear holocaust across the planet.
When the generators fail and the coolant
pumps stop pumping, nuclear fuel rods begin to melt through their containment
rods, unleashing ungodly amounts of life-destroying radiation directly into the
atmosphere. This is precisely why Japanese engineers worked so hard to reconnect
the local power grid to the Fukushima facility after the tidal wave — they
needed to bring power back to the generators to run the pumps that circulate the
coolant. This effort failed, of course, which is why Fukushima became such a
nuclear disaster and released countless becquerels of radiation into the
environment (with no end in sight).
And yet, despite the destruction we’ve
already seen with Fukushima, U.S. nuclear power plants are nowhere near being
prepared to handle sustained power grid failures. As IBtimes reports:
“Last month, the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission said U.S. plants affected by a blackout should be able to cope
without electricity for at least eight hours and should have procedures to keep
the reactor and spent-fuel pool cool for 72 hours. Nuclear plants depend on
standby batteries and backup diesel generators. Most standby power systems would
continue to function after a severe solar storm, but supplying the standby power
systems with adequate fuel, when the main power grids are offline for years,
could become a very critical problem. If the spent fuel rod pools at the
country’s 104 nuclear power plants lose their connection to the power grid, the
current regulations aren’t sufficient to guarantee those pools won’t boil over —
exposing the hot, zirconium-clad rods and sparking fires that would release
deadly radiation.” (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194…)
Now, what does all this have to do with
How the end of modern civilization will
most likely occur
As any sufficiently informed scientist
will readily admit, solar flares have the potential to blow out the transformers
throughout the national power grid. That’s because solar flares induce
geomagnetic currents (powerful electromagnetic impulses) which overload the
transformers and cause them to explode.
You’ve probably witnessed this yourself
during a lightning storm when lightning unleashes a powerful electromagnetic
pulse that causes a local transformer to explode. Solar flares do the same thing
on a much larger scale. A global scale, in fact.
The upshot of this situation is that
suddenly and without warning, the power grid infrastructure across nearly the
entire planet could be destroyed. As a bonus, nearly all satellites will be
fried, too, leaving GPS inoperable and causing millions of clueless drivers to
become forever lost in their own neighborhoods because they never paid attention
to the streets and always relied on a GPS voice to tell them, “In fifty feet,
Communications satellites will be
obliterated, too. This, of course, will halt nearly all news propaganda
distribution across the planet, causing tens of thousands of people to instantly
die out of the sheer fear of suddenly having to think for themselves. As another
bonus, nearly all mobile phone service will be disrupted, too, meaning all the
teenage text junkies of the world will, for the first time in their lives, be
forced to lay down their iPhones and interact with real people in the real
But the real kicker in all this is that
the power grid will be destroyed nearly everywhere.
What happens when there’s no
Imagine a world without electricity. Even
for just a week. Imagine New York City with no electricity, or Los Angeles, or
Sao Paulo. Within 72 hours, most cities around the world will devolve into total
chaos, complete with looting, violent crime, and runaway fires.
And if you think you can just drive away
from the chaos, think again: The solar flare will fry all automobiles that rely
on ignition electronics, which means probably 98% of the vehicles on the road
today will be instantly rendered scrap metal (or plastic, as it turns out).
But that’s not even the bad news. Even if
all the major cities of the world burned to the ground for some other reason,
humanity could still recover because it has the farmlands: the soils, the seeds,
and the potential to recover, right?
And yet the real crisis here stems from
the realization that once there is no power grid, all the nuclear power plants
of the world suddenly go into “emergency mode” and are forced to rely on their
on-site emergency power backups to circulate coolants and prevent nuclear
meltdowns from occurring. And yet, as we’ve already established, these
facilities typically have only a few hours of battery power available, followed
by perhaps a few days worth of diesel fuel to run their generators (or propane,
in some cases).
Did I also mention that half the people
who work at nuclear power facilities have no idea what they’re doing in the
first place? Most of the veterans who really know the facilities inside and out
have been forced into retirement due to reaching their lifetime limits of
on-the-job radiation exposure, so most of the workers at nuclear facilities
right now are newbies who really have no clue what they’re doing.
There are 440 nuclear power plants
operating across 30 countries around the world today. There are an additional
250 so-called “research reactors” in existence, making a total of roughly 700
nuclear reactors to be dealt with (http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/i…).
Now imagine the scenario: You’ve got a
massive solar flare that knocks out the world power grid and destroys the
majority of the power grid transformers, thrusting the world into darkness.
Cities collapse into chaos and rioting, martial law is quickly declared (but it
hardly matters), and every nation in the world is on full emergency. But that
doesn’t solve the really big problem, which is that you’ve got 700 nuclear
reactors that can’t feed power into the grid (because all the transformers are
blown up) and yet simultaneously have to be fed a steady stream of emergency
fuels to run the generators the keep the coolant pumps functioning.
How long does the coolant need to
circulate in these facilities to cool the nuclear fuel? Months. This is also the
lesson of Fukushima: You can’t cool nuclear fuel in mere hours or days. It takes
months to bring these nuclear facilities to a state of cold shutdown. And that
means in order to avoid a multitude of Fukushima-style meltdowns from occurring
around the world, you need to truck diesel fuel, generator parts and nuclear
plant workers to every nuclear facility on the planet, ON TIME, every time,
without fail, for months on end.
Now remember, this must be done in the
middle of the total chaos breakdown of modern civilization, where there is no
power, where law enforcement and emergency services are totally overrun, where
people are starving because food deliveries have been disrupted (all the
vehicles got fried in the solar flare, remember?), and when looting and violent
crime runs rampant in the streets of every major city in the world. Somehow,
despite all this, you have to run these diesel fuel caravans to the nuclear
power plants and keep the pumps running.
Except there’s a problem in all this, even
if you assume you can somehow work a logistical miracle and actually deliver the
diesel fuel to the backup generators on time (which you probably can’t).
The problem is this: Where do you get
Why refineries will be shut down, too
From petroleum refineries. Most people
don’t realize it, but petroleum refineries run on electricity. Without the power
grid, the refineries don’t produce a drop of diesel. With no diesel, there are
no generators keeping the coolant running in the nuclear power facilities.
But wait, you say: Maybe we could just
acquire diesel from all the gas stations in the world. Pump it out of the
ground, load it into trucks and use that to power the generators, right? Except
there are other problems here: How do you pump all that fuel without
electricity? How do you acquire all the tires and spare parts needed to keep
trucks running if there’s no electricity to keep the supply businesses running?
How do you maintain a truck delivery infrastructure when the electrical
infrastructure is totally wiped out?
Some countries might be able to pull it
off with some degree of success. With military escorts and the total government
control over all fuel supplies, a few nations will be able to keep a few nuclear
power facilities from melting down.
But here’s the real issue: There are 700
nuclear power facilities in the world, remember? Let’s suppose that in the
aftermath of a massive solar flare, the nations of the world are somehow able to
control half of those facilities and nurse them into cold shutdown status. That
still leaves roughly 350 nuclear facilities at risk.
Now let’s suppose half of those are
somehow luckily offline and not even functioning when the solar flare hits, so
they need no special attention. This is a very optimistic assumption, but that
still leaves 175 nuclear power plants where all attempts fail.
Let’s be outrageously optimistic and
suppose that a third of those somehow don’t go into a total meltdown by some
miracle of God, or some bizarre twist in the laws of physics. So we’re still
left with 115 nuclear power plants that “go Chernobyl.”
Fukushima was one power plant. Imagine the
devastation of 100+ nuclear power plants, all going into meltdown all at once
across the planet. It’s not the loss of electricity that’s the real problem;
it’s the global tidal wave of invisible radiation that blankets the planet,
permeates the topsoil, irradiates everything that breathes and delivers the
final crushing blow to human civilization as we know it today.
Because if you have 100 simultaneous
global nuclear meltdowns, the tidal wave of radiation will make farming nearly
impossible for years. That means no food production for several years in a row.
And that, in turn, means a near-total collapse of the human population on our
How many people can survive an entire year
with no food from the farms? Not one in a hundred people. Even beyond that, how
many people can essentially live underground and be safe enough from the
radiation that they can have viable children and repopulate the planet? It’s a
very, very small fraction of the total population.
Solar flares far more likely to hit
nuclear power plants than tidal waves or earthquakes
What’s the chance of all this actually
happening? A report by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory said that “…over the
standard 40-year license term of nuclear power plants, solar flare activity
enables a 33 percent chance of long-term power loss, a risk that significantly
outweighs that of major earthquakes and tsunamis.” (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194…)
The world’s reliance on nuclear power, you
see, has doomed us to destroy our own civilization. Of course, this is all
preventable if we would only dismantle and shut down ALL nuclear power plants on
the planet. But what are the chances of that happening? Zero, of course. There
are too many commercial and political interests invested in nuclear power.
So the power plants will stay, and we will
therefore be vulnerable to a solar flare which could strike us at any time and
unleash a global nuclear holocaust. Planet Earth has been struck by solar flares
before, of course, but all the big hits in recorded human history took place
long before the age of modern electronics, so the impacts were minimal. Today,
society cannot function without electronics. Nor can nuclear facility coolant
pumps. Once you realize that, you begin to understand the true danger in which
humanity has placed itself by relying on nuclear power.
By relying on nuclear power, we are
risking everything. And we’re doing it blindly, with no real acknowledgement of
the dangers of running 700+ nuclear facilities in a constant state of “near
meltdown” while foolishly relying on the steady flow of electricity to keep the
fuel rods cool. If Fukushima, all by itself, could unleash a tidal wave of
deadly radiation all by itself, imagine a world where hundreds of nuclear
facilities go into a total meltdown simultaneously.
A repeat of the 1859 solar storm — called
the Carrington Event — would “devastate the modern world,” admits a National
What can you do about any of this? Build
yourself an underground bunker and prepare to live in it for an extended period
of time. (Just a few feet of soil protects you from most radiation.) The good
news is that if you survive it all and one day return to the surface to plant
your non-hybrid seeds and begin rebuilding human society, real estate will be
really, really cheap.
Especially in the radiation zones.
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