Solar Storms in 2012
According to a press release issued by LAPAN (Institute of Aeronautics and Space Indonesia) recently, solar storms are expected to begin increasing in 2012, peaking between 2012 and 2015. The impact of these explosions in the sun can be very serious, having a variety of effects on Earth.
Physicist Dr Michio Kaku has said that the main impact of the solar storms in 2012 will be on high technology equipments such as satellites, internet, television networks and telecommunications systems. Dr Michio Kaku suggested that steps should be taken to reinforce the satellites and create redundant power systems. In the United States, President Obama has already earmarked billions to be spent on the US power grid.
The solar activities may also contribute to climate change. However, when compared to greenhouse gasses, most scientists believe the impact is minimal.