Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity.
How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them?
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    *WARNING* If you like spotting references yourself don’t read this!
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      You forgot the Laputa reference at 6:44 The ascending tree with it's roots hanging out on the bottom right Also, the one at 6:52 ain't no bubble guppy. It's Ponyo from the film "Ponyo". It was directed by the same person who directed "Laputa"

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      The "Bubble guppies" is actually the studio Ghibli film: Ponyo

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    So...there is an understanding that 90% of the population will die in the first few days. In the past couple of decades of this information I have listened to I have never heard that unplugging anything will prevent damage to electronics. Hooray is that is the answer but, again, I have never heard that. The whole point of shielding our electrical grid is because nothing can be done to protect any electronics. We are not being told how bad this will be because they do not want the public to panic and the forces and powers that be do not want to loose their social powers either. They probably don't know entirely themselves how and what to do about it.

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    Because they have to be clickbaity
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    Xlightzapx And more

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    The sun can be dangerous to electricity

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    Isaac ADAMU 08

    22 dögum síðan

    are solar winds actually dangerous?

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    In the bottom corner I see the flying house 2:44

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    Well earth is having some hard times

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    23 dögum síðan

    You see how they do was talking s*** suddenly this ball of fire describes it like it's a it like it doesn't have feelings and vomits he says radiation such slander such characters murdering words from a species of people who says words are seeds and thoughts become things and no matter how positive you stay if you're surrounding as negative thoughts towards you you have no chance think about that this ball of fire out into a far place from where we exist if suddenly as if it judged us like unfair vomited radiation I've never heard such blasphemy in my life and a lack of gratitude I'd slap you sideways and I would not decapitate your head so you would be forever demonized by your own Spirit trapped in your damn body and I would so your eyebrows and your orifices so nothing gets out

  • eye witness

    eye witness

    23 dögum síðan

    I leave this message here next to the life giving in the Life ending power which is the Sun. If you have a special gift that heals people that this people love that drives the demon within them and brings back to humanity within them do not stay in the hometown that you live in it literally says that in the scripture a healer a scholar a prophecy seer that is from God that says they will not heal do good works amongst the people that know him these are too busy mocking them you can only do the god-given gift to you to strangers who don't doubt you but observe your good works for what it is through merit. Amongst those that would believe you if you can make it rain or put a smile on someone's face to them proof in merit it's not a matter of achieving by doing it's do you have the certificate to back that up that qualifies you to even state that you could do this even though you did it and I just got a confirmation that confirms to me that I'm satisfied with what I'm just saying right now

  • mattpmayer

    mattpmayer

    24 dögum síðan

    earths atmosphere will protect you from the solar storm so we dint need to prepare

  • JAXON SMITH

    JAXON SMITH

    24 dögum síðan

    aaaa the sun im going to die via sun AAAAAA

  • Cosmic Times

    Cosmic Times

    24 dögum síðan

    Watching this as a teen made me already scared

  • • ridleyze02 •

    • ridleyze02 •

    24 dögum síðan

    2012 missed
    2021 🗿

  • akzx FN

    akzx FN

    24 dögum síðan

    4:23 did you see the sign

  • duolingoposter

    duolingoposter

    25 dögum síðan

    0:02 me be like

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    Heidi Coleman

    25 dögum síðan

    The thundering division cytogenetically post because cloud presumably pick sans a cynical blue. dapper, fancy yellow

  • Indigo

    Indigo

    25 dögum síðan

    OMG so many references I love it
    There is the Triforce, Ponyo, UP, gosh, yall are _too_ good

  • Akman

    Akman

    25 dögum síðan

    I love that you put an Alolan Exeggcute at 5:17

  • Cargoboy M

    Cargoboy M

    25 dögum síðan

    Ice climbers 3:08

  • Andy Wilson

    Andy Wilson

    25 dögum síðan

    There’s to many “we could(s)” the world isn’t prepared, especially when we rely on our main sources from all over the world, each country needs to be able to survive alone. But as always we never prepare.

  • GodlyCloud3

    GodlyCloud3

    25 dögum síðan

    It’s that ponyo 6:52

  • dnsbrules_01

    dnsbrules_01

    25 dögum síðan

    Didn’t this happen in 2020 and as far down to NC which it didn’t.

  • Andrew

    Andrew

    25 dögum síðan

    Everyone else is making jokes I’m just thinking of that one doctor who episode

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    tomasz robieniek

    26 dögum síðan

    2:46 LOL THE UP HOUSE IS ON EARTH XD

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    I Ski

    26 dögum síðan

    Thank you earth ❤️

  • Earthy

    Earthy

    26 dögum síðan

    This is an amazing art

  • Adam Desouky

    Adam Desouky

    26 dögum síðan

    Everyone: oh it’s the end
    Me: NO THE POOR BIRD

  • Emptiness 15 years ago

    Emptiness 15 years ago

    26 dögum síðan

    Let’s be thankful God Only Scared us and let’s take 2012 As a. Warning to prepare

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    If you know astrology you know what is possible to happen