As if all the death, doom and destruction headed our way thanks to manmade climate change isn’t enough, President Obama has launched a new effort to control the latest coming apocalypse – space weather.
The issue of deadly “space weather” is so pressing and so perilous to our daily lives, in fact, that it warranted its ownexecutive order straight from the Oval Office. Now, the president who has effectively taken a hatchet to the American energy sector, all but destroyed the fossil fuel industry and spent billions of taxpayer dollars battling “global warming” has decided to try his hand at controlling solar flares.
Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid,resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation.
Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.
The president purports that “executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events” to better “prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship.”