Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure

Ask anyone to make a list of the worst natural disasters, and you’re likely to get a dissertation on the relative risks of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and similar terrestrial events. A solar storm, in contrast, is unlikely to make anyone’s Top 5. According to Joseph N. Pelton, the former dean of the International Space University, that’s a critical error in thinking that we need to address.

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