Brothers Fake A Zombie Apocalypse To Prank Little Sister After Wisdom Teeth Surgery, And It’s Hilarious! EMP attack threats from North Korea should be taken very seriously, according to former CIA Director James Woolsey. If the power grid fails due to an EMP attack, millions of lives will be lost and the economy will take likely take a nose dive that is could take decades to recover from – if ever. North Korea would not need to have a missile powerful enough to leave its own shores and hit America.
All of this leads me to ask an intriguing question: Just how common are these low-level EMP attacks?
You people need to think like an engineer: when I heard you claim of melting conductors my first thought was how much energy would that take?
If building a new home, can you wrap copper screen around the entire structure before putting on stone or brick facade and roofing, then ground in multiple locations to get the same effect as a faraday cage? Most of the tech in the space station is bigger than three microns making it Intel 386 CPU era technology.
Actually, EMP pulses will turn on transistors (after all they are photo-electric devices, if you ever read about how the transistor was developed). The California Highway Patrol used to use EMP to stop speeding cars until they missed and hit a power switching station on Interstate 5 that caused the great outage in the 1990s.
Thats why we need optical or biological computing to survive a war, why not use stem cells to create a brain for use as a computer. Locating the enemy after the EMP fries everything (including the Fraunhofer Institute device), does absolutely nothing for you after the widespread damage has already been done. I have designed enough electronics to survive EMP, lightning, and static electricity, that I know the very different threats get much the same counter measure. In layman’s terms, it is an intense burst of electromagnetic energy caused by an abrupt and rapid acceleration of charged particles. There are three things that we know cause EMPs: a bolt of lightning, a nuclear explosion (or EMP type weapon), and solar storms.
EMPs by high altitude detonation or CMEs are caused by the release of charged particles within the Earth’s ionosphere.
Anyway, a huge downward surge in particles in the ionosphere would create massive electrical currents which could “short out” all sorts of electrical power grids, transformers, and other equipment dependent on electricity. The first is the Carrington Event of 1859, which was the first documented event of a solar flare impacting Earth.
What is known is that the EMP from Test 184 knocked out a 600-mile underground power line (shielded) that was buried 3 feet underground. For the record, the nuclear warheads used in both above mentioned tests were not designed for EMP-related events. According to NASA, the CME disrupted electric power transmission from the Hydro Quebec generating station and even melted some power transformers in New Jersey. Scientists from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have classified EMPs into 3 categories. For the record, E1 type pulses are released by other stars in our galaxy and throughout the universe, but the chances of our planet being struck by such a pulse from another star are BEYOND MINISCULE. The other main difference between a nuclear EMP and a solar EMP, is that while a nuclear EMP may never happen, it is only a matter of time until a solar EMP does hit Earth.
This book will help you to prepare for two end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it (TEOTWAWKI) events: the EMP attack and the solar storm. Fuel, communications, power, water, and food will be unavailable within hours when emergency fuel runs out. Over the course of a decade, a stream of credible scientific reports from various government agencies, congressionally-mandated commissions and federal research organizations have warned of the grave vulnerability of our nation’s most important asset: the electric power grid. There have been warnings from scientists and other experts for years that the Nation’s electrical grid system and other critical infrastructures that have almost complete dependency on electricity and electronic components are highly vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event either from natural or man-made causes. However, Congress and the administrations of previous and current presidents largely have ignored those warnings. The threat from an EMP attack on our critical infrastructures either from an impending solar storm of serious intensity – expected between 2012 and 2014 – or a high-altitude nuclear explosion are threats that could have long-term catastrophic consequences for our society and our way of life.
In 2008 a congressional commission studied the consequences of an EMP attack not only the power grid itself but also the consequences to every sector of our economy: telecommunications, banking, transportation, food, manufacturing, construction, and energy. While these critical infrastructures continue to face such an impending crisis, Congress has basically ignored its own commission report and instead has treated the threat of an EMP event as a political football to be punted whenever expedient for their own gain. While an EMP event on our civilian infrastructure could be serious, it can be managed if government at the federal, state, and local levels gives a high priority to undertake preventative action to lessen its impact to recover from such an event. About James LA police officer in Oklahoma, James is a gun enthusiast and certified police instructor. I have worked in the IT industry for many years and some of that time was spent servicing government contracts. The government has put a lot of money into research in this area and as a result there is a lot of information available.
While my work mostly consisted of TEMPEST certified systems, many installations combine TEMPEST and EMP requirements together for obvious reasons. Personally I believe that this is a variant of Stingray being run in a general surveillance mode (As opposed to the way the FBI uses it) by some government agency like the NSA in cooperation with the military (most of them are near bases).
Yeah, I’m actually writing an article on exactly that right now, to include those cell towers, stingray, and personnel-worn IMSI fakers. Yes the CME that hit Canada was a third of the size of the Carrington one but it didn’t knock out power lines all over North America did it? Oddly enough we’re about to get hit by a CME that was ejected yesterday when a Solar Plasma Filament was ejected in our direction.
Here is an example of history of how auroras played havoc with wires from a site that archives solar flare news. February 25, 1927 – In Geneva, villagers asked fire department to extinguish the aurora. April 14, 1927 – Aurora borealis isolates West from Eastern Canada [The New York Times, April 15, 1927 p. October 13, 1927 – Freakish currents slow wire service [The New York Times, October 13, 1927, p. July 8, 1928 – Telegraph lines are tied up by aurora borealis [Chicago Daily Tribune, July 8, 1928, p.
I think that *terrorism* is why the government is so ultra paranoid on spying that they feel all Americans are suspicious.
Eventually it will be to the point that there won’t even be parts for home computers so once yours breaks down you have to get either a smart phone or a tablet. The possibility of an EMP is increasing now that we are in contact in the Mid East with Russia. Former Counterintelligence Special Agent, US Army Chief Warrant Officer, and Combat Veteran. 99 freakin’ awesome ideas for your bug out bagLots of articles tell you the basics of what you need in your bug out bag. What you need in your bug out bag – a comprehensive lookA bug out bag is critical but what do you put in it? Everyday carry (EDC) gear – what I carrySo what do you really need to carry every day? How to communicate when the world goes silentSo if cell phones stopped working, how would you communicate? Top 10 best selling prepper gear you should considerOccasionally, I want to let you know which prepper and survival gear is selling better than the rest.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer is warning investors – and more broadly, lawmakers and leaders – about the potential destructive power of an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, which could be triggered by solar events or artificially, via blasts in the atmosphere. According to Singer, research shows that no other incident, including a nuclear bomb, has the potential for such wide-scale devastation, coupled with the relative likelihood of occurring. Members of Congress and other officials based in Washington have previously conferred on the threats rendered by an EMP, with Rep. Government agencies, such as NASA and Homeland Security, have taken some preliminary steps towards preparing for an EMP attack – regardless of the potential for natural of man made causes – but the public at large remains cripplingly unaware of the dangers present to modern life, and its reliance on all things electronic, digital and, thus, transient. We reported in August 2013 on then Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s claim that a collapse of the grid was an imminent ‘if not when’ scenario… unsettling, whatever one’s read on the looming government agendas at work.
The prolific writer Michael Snyder, warning that an impending EMP event that could bring down the entire grid is “only a matter of time,” outlined some steps that individuals can take to prepare, protect their devices, and plan for adjustments to life off the grid, which could take months or even years to repair in some areas. Also, with some planning, you can create Faraday cages and bags to shield electronics (perhaps backup units and parts) from damage.
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The average person can only speculate on what will and will not happen and what may or may not function. Logically, you would prepare by learning to live without electricity, however logic is one thing practicality is another. Keep in mind, to become fully prepared, and to know exactly what to expect, you would have to sever your dependency on electricity, and the only way to do this is to live without its many benefits for extended training periods. Practicing in a controlled environment allows you to experience the scenario, so your mistakes will not be life threatening, instead they can be a learning experience.
Electricity is so established in peoplea€™s lives they do not give a second thought to the many things that rely on electricity. Even if you go off the grid your home built system is probably just as vulnerable to an emp as the mainstream grid. In Part One of this series, I looked at what an EMP is, and the 3 types of EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse). Before I begin, I want to note that it has been pointed out to me that there are some technical differences between a nuclear E3 pulse and a solar storm. As I explained in the first part, a high altitude nuclear explosion or weaponized EMP would most likely contain all three types of pulses, where as a CME would only contain the characteristics of an E3 type pulse. The E3 component will geomagnetically induce currents in long electrical conductors, which can then damage or destroy components such as power line transformers and burn out power grid transformers by inducing DC-like currents. What this means is, the E1 pulse of a nuclear EMP has the potential to damage electronic equipment, computers, communication equipment, etc.
The E3 type pulse would primarily affect the power grid, and is not likely to harm things like cell phones, computers, or vehicles unless they were directly connected to the power grid.
If the CME was large enough, it could induce geomagnetic currents that could destroy a substantial fraction of the very largest transformers on the power grid (possibly over much of the world in a solar EMP).
Basically, a large solar storm (think Carrington event or larger) could knock out the power grid. Where and how much it takes out would depend upon the size and strength of the storm.
Keep in mind that while your cell phone or Ipad would still function, the communication systems would go down.
The US has about 2100 electrical transformers, with about 370 (rough estimate) of those as high voltage (HV) transformers. Compounding this problem, these transformers are NOT one size fits all. The rule of thumb is that for every 13 transformers, there are 10 different designs. Graywolf wrote some exceptional articles on the dangers of planning for worst case scenarios only and not knowing what will happen if SHTF. Scientists have tried to simulate what would happen using computer models, but the hard data they have to base their calculations on is from the last high altitude nuclear EMP… in 1962.
And of course much of that data, and the resulting computer simulations and theories are highly classified.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of data available to the general public on what all might be effected by an E1 pulse. For example, scientists are not sure if airplanes would be able to stay in the air after said pulse. Things such as the strength of the E1 pulse, the altitude and angle of the detonation from your vehicle, the current strength of the Earth’s ionosphere at your location (it fluctuates), the direction your vehicle was facing in relation to the denotation, etc all factor into the equation. As mentioned previously, the last nuclear EMP test was in 1962 and the details released have been minimal.
Those vehicles were tested up to the level that some sort of upset occurred, then further testing was stopped on that vehicle. Also, it is widely believed within the scientific community (though not proven) that several nations have the ability to produce EMP weapons AT LEAST 4 to 5 times greater strengths than the test limits of the simulator.
I’m not saying older model vehicles won’t work after an E1 pulse, rather that we cannot be 100% certain they will. Even if the nuke EMP doesn’t kill the electronics in all vehicles, there still would be problems. A third problem is the fact that as vehicles die or run out of fuel, those remaining that are drivable suddenly increase in value exponentially.
Scientists are beginning to study the correlation of solar storms to migraines and disrupted sleep cycles. I know I’m jumping the gun here but I wanted to give you a takeaway on some things you can do now and what you should start looking into doing.
There are come critical items that you might want to consider putting critical items such as a ham radio in Faraday bag things get real bad. James will be going into much more detail on this in the next article, and this may turn out to be more than one article because it’s not a simple idea. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second.

Maybe I am jumping the gun and this will be in part 3, but are there any applications or notification groups that send out information about upcoming CME events, and things of that nature? I wish I could tell you of some way to know about solar storms weeks or months in advance, but if I could do that I’ll be working for NASA making A LOT more than I am now.
It’s also kinda scary how exposed our power grid really is, and the fact that it could be protected if the power companies really wanted to. James and Greywolf, thank you for putting together an informative series of articles and links. I watched the events unfold after hurricane Katrina, as the looting and lawlessness played out on national TV. After the tornadoes took out Moore, Oklahoma last year, my department sent me there to help. The BIG differences between the two, is that those who went to help after the tornadoes knew their families were ok. Order wasn’t restored in New Orleans until people from outside the affected area (whose families were ok) arrived to help. My personal go bag contentsThere are a lot of different things you can put on your bug out bag list and there’s not really one list of contents that you should follow.
We know that enemy nations such as Iran have discussed it’s use as a pre-emptive attack on America.
In sum, EMP refers to the electromagnetic radiation that can be caused from an explosion (in the aforementioned example, a nuclear explosion) or a widely fluctuating magnetic field. Concerns regarding EMP attacks did not sprout up recently with the advent of our war on terrorism. According to Patrick Chisholm (in an October 2005 article at Military Information Technology), “a 2004 report by a panel of experts warned terrorists or other adversaries could launch an EMP attack without having a high level of sophistication, such as through short-range SCUD missile(s). In an April 16, 2005 Washington Post article written by Jon Kyle, he noted that at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Meeting he chaired the threat of an EMP attack was delved into. First, it should be noted that this is a difficult question to answer, primarily because too little is known. First, the EMP that would likely be generated from nuclear or E-bombs would probably pass through the protection normal consumers have against other electromagnetic interference and power surges (EMI).
That said, the good news is that the military is probably far more ready to take on EMP than normal consumers. What can your everyday civilian do to protect themselves against the possibility of an EMT attack?
Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico’s Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. People get trapped in elevators and become virtual prisoners in their high-rise apartment buildings. One of the heroes of the docudrama, a survivalist who is prepared for anything and does everything right, except for one seemingly small and humane mistake, is about to have his throat cut, when electric power, and civilization, suddenly returns on day 10. National Geographic is to be applauded for American Blackout which is essentially a training film to educate the American people about the very real threat posed to their lives by a cyber attack on the electric grid. In real life, terrorists or rogue states would probably not limit their attack on the nation’s electric grid to computer viruses or hacking, as implied in the docudrama. Solar flares, technically called coronal mass ejections, regularly collide with the Earth’s magnetosphere and generate geomagnetic storms that can damage electric grids by means of a natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
In 1989 a geomagnetic storm, called the Hydro-Quebec Storm, blacked out eastern Canada for a day, causing billions of dollars in economic losses.
The Congressional EMP Commission and National Academy of Sciences warns that, every century or so, the Sun hits the Earth with a coronal mass ejection of such power that it generates a geomagnetic super-storm, like the 1859 Carrington Event. Electricity was still a novelty in 1859, and in those horse and buggy days not vital to survival of civilization.
Indeed, if the 1921 Railroad Storm recurred today–a geomagnetic storm estimated to be only one-tenth as powerful as the Carrington Event–the National Academy of Sciences calculates that it could cause an American Blackout lasting, not 10 days, but 4-10 years. It is a scientific consensus that recurrence of a Carrington-class geomagnetic super-storm is inevitable. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is a dimension of the cyber threat that is not usually considered a cyber threat in Western doctrine, but is in the playbooks for an Information Warfare Operation of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. It is vitally important that we understand that a nuclear EMP attack is part of cyber and information warfare operations as conceived by our potential adversaries.
Our cyber and information warfare doctrines are dangerously blind to the likelihood that a potential adversary making an all-out information warfare campaign designed to cripple the U.S.
The assessment that nuclear EMP attack is included in the cyber and information warfare doctrine of potential adversaries, and the effects of an EMP attack described here, are based on the work of the Congressional EMP Commission that analyzed this threat for nearly a decade (2001-2008). A nuclear weapon detonated at high-altitude, above 30 kilometers, will generate an electromagnetic pulse that can be likened to a super-energetic radio wave, more powerful than lightning, that can destroy and disrupt electronics across a broad geographic area, from the line of sight from the high-altitude detonation to the horizon.
For example, a nuclear weapon detonated at an altitude of 30 kilometers would project an EMP field with a radius on the ground of about 600 kilometers, that could cover all the New England States, New York and Pennsylvania, damaging electronics across this entire region, including electronics on aircraft flying across the region at the time of the EMP attack. The blackout and EMP damage beyond the electric grid in other systems would collapse all the other critical infrastructures–communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water–that sustain modern civilization and the lives of millions. A more ambitious EMP attack could use a freighter to launch a medium-range missile from the Gulf of Mexico, to detonate a nuclear warhead over the geographic center of the United States at an altitude of 400-500 kilometers.  The EMP field would extend to a radius of  at least 2,200 kilometers on the ground, covering all of the contiguous 48 United States, causing a nationwide blackout and collapse of the critical infrastructures everywhere. North Korea appears to be attempting to implement the information warfare doctrine described above by developing a long range missile capable of making a catastrophic nuclear EMP attack on the United States.  In December 2012, North Korea demonstrated the capability to launch a satellite on a polar orbit circling the Earth at an altitude of 500 kilometers.
An altitude of 500 kilometers would be ideal for making an EMP attack that places the field over the entire contiguous 48 United States, using an inaccurate satellite warhead for delivery, likely to miss its horizontal aimpoint over the geographic center of the U.S. The United States has no Ballistic Missile Early Warning (BMEW) radars or missile interceptors facing south.  We might not even see the attack coming. The Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) as it was known in the West, was a Soviet innovation intended to exploit the limitations of U.S. According to several press reports, South Korean military intelligence concluded independently of the EMP Commission that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP nuclear warhead.  In 2012, a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP nuclear warheads. Technically, it is important to understand that surge arrestors and other hardware designed to protect against EMP can also protect against the worst-case cyber scenarios that, for example, envision computer viruses collapsing the national power grid.  For example, surge arrestors that protect Extra High Voltage transformers from EMP can also protect transformers from  damaging electrical surges caused by a computer virus that manipulates the grid Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition Systems (SCADAS).
The long-time foe of the United States will reportedly soon be capable of launching an electromagnetic pulse attack against America, if the former intelligence expert is correct.
An EMP bomb is a nuclear weapon designed to be detonated at a high altitude in order to create extremely powerful electromagnetic pulses.
Simple ballistic missiles, like SCUDs, could reportedly be launched from off-shore freighters, from low-yield nuclear weapons, and from low-earth-orbit satellites. Despite their sci-fi-like portrayal by Hollywood, EMP weapons are very real, and very capable of destroying computers or knocking out a power grid. Fraunhofer says that at least one criminal group in Berlin has used suitcase-sized EMP devices to crack the security of limousines. I’ve seen testing done where a car being driven through the target area of an EMP emitter completely shut down when hit by the pulse.
The internet is filled with web pages telling you want you should or should not do in case of one. I’ll tell you what we know about them, and more importantly, what we DON’T know,  how a nuclear EMP is different than a solar or CME (coronal mass ejection) EMP, and try to dispel some myths surrounding them.
Such a pulse may occur in the form of a radiated electric or magnetic field or conducted electrical current depending on the source, and may be natural or man-made. The ionosphere is the shell of electrons and electrically charged particles surrounding Earth. The four that will I mention here (2 from CME and 2 from nuclear detonation) are usually the most referenced.
In 1962, the US government launched a 1.4 megaton nuclear warhead about 250 miles into the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. A powerful solar flare set off a major power blackout that left six million people without electricity for about nine hours.
The Earth has a better chance of being hit by a large asteroid than it does an E1 pulse from another star. In part two of this series, I will look at what these types of pulses mean to us, what they are capable of doing, and what all we still do not know about them.
What about if the Sun emitted a large coronal mass ejection that resulted in a damaging geomagnetic storm?
Each threat is carefully studied with analyses of its likelihood and potential impacts on our nation’s critical infrastructures. The shielding effectiveness of homemade Faraday cages is measured and compared, including metal garbage cans, foil-wrapped boxes, fire safes, static bags, ammo cans, and microwave ovens. For millions of us, life in 21st Century America would be all but impossible without access to electricity. Events such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States and then the devastating Hurricane Katrina that revealed vulnerabilities to those infrastructures heightened that concern. He even outlines how our own military is similarly vulnerable to an EMP event due to its 99 percent dependency on the nation’s electrical grid system for electricity and communications, raising the high prospect that it may not be able to function to defend the nation in its time of greatest need.
In his off time, he is a single father who enjoys playing with his kids and watching football. I have been following these stories since I first became aware of the possibility some years ago. If that is the case then whoever is on the opposite side of the globe would be left pretty much untouched. The Earth’s own magnetic field has an affect on where and how much Solar events penetrate. I get about 50-100 spam comments per day so I have to use a program to filter out those or I’d be on here all day just reading comments.
They probably think for whatever reason wheather real or made up that there is some kind of *movement* going on against them so all Americans are to be spied on as a result and what better way to do it then to push smart phones and tablets to kill the home computer! Most websites are designed to be dumbed down for smart phone viewing anyways and Google has made it a rule too or your site won’t be ranked which is why sites are small and narrow to read.
If they use an orbital EMP weapon, the primary target would, in all probability, be Cheyenne mountain, at enough altitude to induce a secondary desired effect in the collapse of the national grid.
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When considering disaster preparedness, keep in mind that what survival gear and emergency supplies you add to your bug out bag and then pack for your survival kit can mean the difference between life and death, or at least affect your level of comfort if SHTF and you had to get outta dodge. While a nuke would primarily impact on the location of a such (such a city), an EMP could occur globally or across large-scale regions, wreaking havoc on the entire electric grid and devices.
It could not only bring down the grid, but also lay down a very intense, very fast pulse across the continent, damaging or destroying electronic switches, devices, computers and transformers across America,” the letter said. You can convert such common objects as metal trash cans into safe storage areas, but it must be done in advance. No More Censorship, Unlike YouTube and Others!Eye catching to say the least, but to anyone that had been paying attention this is old news. However, because an EMP is, or can be used, in military operations, the full extent of what the possible damage would be is not clear, nor will it ever be until it happens. This means you have to unplug, truly unplug, not for hours but for days and even weeks at a time so you are not left guessing about whether you can survive in the days after an EMP.
Your cell phones and computers would most likely work…until they ran out of battery power, or unless they were directly connected to the power grid. So services that your Iphone and laptop are used for, ie the internet and cell coverage, would most likely be out.
Should that happen and the grid across the planet is gone, it could take a lifetime to come back.
Also, these different transformers are designed to handle different amounts of electric currents based upon where they are located. Scientists point out the fact that the Soviet EMP tests burned out many military grade diesel generators that did not have the solid state electronics.
Even if an E1 affected only 10% of  vehicles, imagine that one out of every ten cars on the road right now suddenly stopped. But without any sort of actual tests, scientists do not know the full extent that the damage would cause. It has been over 50 years since the last actual tests, and most of the data and simulator tests remain classified.
I try to stay current on what new products have been introduced and look for the old and trusted. Neither is expected to be a Carrington event or anything, but it’s a timely reminder that this stuff can and will happen eventually. They have have two other satellites in Earth’s orbit but several months behind which help trianglate the solar weather.
The question is how resilient and resourceful people will be in working around the problems. As more and more emergency personnel (and people who provide important services) leave to go protect their families, people will be left to fend for themselves. Each item in your kit will depend on your skill set and what you’re trying to prepare for. Perhaps you try your cell phone with the same result.What your electronic devices are experiencing is the after effects of something called Electromagnetic pulse (EMP). In the case of a nuclear attack, the scenario typically involves the detonation of a nuclear device miles above the area designed to be damaged.

Further, the fact that our nation was once concerned about such an assault long ago would lead many to believe that our government may have some defense systems to fall back on.
In sum, the devastation that such an attack could bring on its target area was looked at very closely during this meeting.
A new device called the Ovonic Threshold Device (Energy Conversion Devices of Troy, MI) is a solid state switch that opens a path to ground when a massive surge of EMP is encountered by a circuit. Gasoline is rationed to the military and hospitals, so the average American has no transportation–except for his legs. If there is any fault or unrealism in the docudrama, it is that the blackout lasts only 10 days, and recovery is achieved so quickly. They would also use other more destructive means–that could cause a protracted national blackout lasting months or years. Regardless of how one weighs the threat to the national grid from terrorists or rogue states–the Sun will, sooner or later, hurl toward the Earth a geomagnetic super-storm, with catastrophic consequences for the national electric grid. Geomagnetic storms happen every year and normally affect nations at high northern latitudes, such as Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. However, if a Carrington Event recurred today, it would crash electric grids and critical infrastructures worldwide, and put at risk the lives of billions. These potential adversaries in their military doctrines include as part of cyber warfare a wide spectrum of operations beyond computer viruses, including sabotage and kinetic attacks, up to and including nuclear EMP attack. Our cyber doctrine must be designed to deter and defeat the cyber doctrines of our potential adversaries by anticipating how they plan to attack us–but our doctrine currently does not.
The EMP attack would blackout at least the regional electric grid, and probably the entire Eastern Grid that generates 70 percent of U.S. East Coast at an altitude of 30 kilometers, could be achieved by lofting the warhead with a meteorological balloon. Therefore, China should focus on measures to counter computer viruses, nuclear electromagnetic pulse…and quickly achieve breakthroughs in those technologies in order to equip China without delay with equivalent deterrence that will enable it to stand up to the military powers in the information age and neutralize and check the deterrence of Western powers, including the United States.
Department of Defense has understood for 50 years how to protect military systems from EMP.  Private vendors specializing in EMP protection are standing by with faraday cages, surge arrestors, blocking devices and other technology, ready to protect the national electric grid. James Woolsey is former Director of Central Intelligence and Co-Chair of the EMP Coalition; Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S.
Pry is calling for the Obama administration and Congress to upgrade the nation’s missile defense systems to prevent a power grid failure. Such pulses will not only cause the light to go out, but completely destroy electrical devises and the computer systems in modern vehicles.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a North Korean freighters ran aground in Cuba earlier this month.
Forstchen has pointed out to both government officials and in his bestselling books, thousands of planes are in the sky above the United States at any given moment.
Similar devices can be used to overcome alarm systems, though no real-world examples are given.
They post interesting pieces but the guys are pretty arrogant, and really write like they are know-it-all’s.
Since a car is essentially a faraday cage (its made of metal after all), if your car failed due to EMP, you would be dying from radiation or blast effects since you would have to be that close to the detonation. In some cases, it can even cause physical damage to things such as buildings, airplanes, power lines, etc. This surge of electricity can damage your electronics that you may have plugged into the wall sockets of your home.
EDT on Sept., 1 and is named after Richard Carrington, the solar astronomer who witnessed the event through his telescope.
Practical preparations are outlined, including steps to meet the fourteen basic needs in the absence of modern utilities, and the use of Faraday cages and uninterruptible power supplies to protect personal electronics.
Mob violence from mass evacuation of uninhabitable metropolitan areas will be a significant security issue within days. As this compendium of the government’s own studies makes clear, the protracted unavailability of the power required for all of our critical infrastructures poses a truly existential threat to our country and its people—unless we take practical and relatively low-cost steps to prevent it. Due to the lapse of time and a relatively calm period since those disasters, policymakers have been lulled back into complacency rather than take preventative action against what could be the biggest threat to US national and economic security in our lifetime. The Snowden revelations have served to confirm what many people in the IT industry suspected for years. I understand it would cost (only) about 2 billion (the amount we give to Pakistan) to fix this problem. Maine and Florida may escape unscathed, but we all need to prepare in every way possible, from whole house surge protectors to faraday type shielding. Here’s what Graywolf from Graywolf Survival carries and why, as well as some suggestions on how to plan your EDC kit. This is currently the list of the top 10 best-selling prepper and survival gear items, along with an explanation for each. According to the report, nearly 500,000 people will die in the first few minutes of an EMP. Targets of such an attack could prepare and protect against such an event, so one must leave the targets guessing in military operations.
You need electricity to withdraw money and to pump fuel, so immediately your life is altered making some tasks almost impossible or make them feel like they are impossible, until you can adjust or do without altogether. In that case, I hope you know how to farm because the planet just went back in time to the 1800s.
Even some older planes that don’t use computers for basic flight controls still require electronics to assist with things such as the hydraulics. In addition, newly unclassified reports state that some of the vehicles in Hawaii at the time of the Star Fish Prime test had their non-electronic ignition systems damaged by the EMP.
And even if you stockpile fuel, in optimal conditions, gas won’t keep from more than 6 months, 1 year max. The more current simulations and some theories on this remain highly classified as I mentioned previously.
In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future…and our end. Many EMP articles conflate E1, E2, and E3 pulses and don’t provide many clues on how one would deal with them.
For example, the guys who used a car battery, an automotive fuel pump, and rubber hose to access stored gasoline at gas stations when Hurricane Sandy disrupted electric power to the pumps. It may be chaos for a short while but there are always enterprising and charismatic people to take the helm and start rebuilding with whatever’s available. What to do and how to survive the FIRST EMP attack!Also … Emergency Supplies to Survive an EMP. The possible result?Electronic systems may couple with these dangerous electric and magnetic fields resulting in damaging current and voltage surges.
However, once the Cold War was won, well, defense strategists relaxed.Until a few years ago, that is. How about car damage (actual cars would likely be okay because they are encased in metal, but in order for cars to run they need gas and pumps need electricity), refrigerators on the fritz (immeasurable supplies of food would go bad), water sanitation devices unable to work (dehydration and bacteria infested water), and communication devices going down for starters?And of course the social disorder that would follow would bring even more pain and death. Further, the United States keeps what military systems are ready for an EMP attack classified.That said, we certainly do have some information. Makeshift Faraday boxes can be made from metal filing cabinets, ammunition containers, and cake boxes. Food and water become so scarce that there is a life and death struggle over a can of peaches.
Government studies independently arrived at similar conclusions, and represent collectively a scientific and strategic consensus that nuclear EMP attack upon the United States is an existential threat. The idea behind FOBS was that a large thermonuclear warhead would be inserted into a steeply inclined low altitude polar orbit, such that it would approach CONUS from any direction, but primarily from the southern hemisphere, and following a programmed braking maneuver, re-enter from a direction which was not covered by BMEW radars. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) estimates that EMP protection of the national grid would increase the electric bill of the average rate payer by 20 cents annually.
Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, and served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. An EMP attack would likely ruin onboard computers and send planes spiraling to the ground – killing both those aboard and countless others at the crash site and those impacted by the roaring fires which would also surely result from such an incident.
The Fraunhofer Institute rarely gives up more information than it has to, and sadly this case is no exception, so we have to do some guessing on how the instrument actually works. The size of the ionosphere can fluctuate some based on varying factors I won’t get into here. Although the warhead was not as powerful as the one from Star Fish Prime, it was exploded about 180 miles over the populated area of Kazakhstan. But these may or may not be strong enough to have dire consquences for Earthlings.) Most are usually pointing off in a direction that does not effect Earth. Assumedly, some will die because they rely on electricity for life support, and some may be in surgery at the time and the list goes on and only further emphasizes the dependency, life-threatening dependency on electricity. Will it be as destructive as everyone imagines, or even beyond our imagination or somewhere in between. While you could technically argue that I drove a pickup and not a car, the end result is that I’m in Houston and I drove there. Because devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, and remote-controlled toys, can emit electromagnetic radiation that could adversely affect an aircraft’s navigation and communication systems and actually endanger a flight. But in Part III, we will look at some general things you can do to try and be prepared should we ever experience an EMP. Here is a copy of the Report of the commission to assess the threat to the united states from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that you can download and read for yourself: Report of the commission to assess the threat to the united states from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. However, in the end they’re electromagnetic energy at power levels not normally experienced except near a lightning strike. Anyone who says that their number one priority isn’t to their family needs to reevaluate their life. Further, depending on the power and trajectory of the explosion, the spread of the damage could actually reach the entire country (would take near perfect trajectory and a highly powerful weapon). That said, the device you are protecting must not touch the metal container (use insulation: paper, cardboard, whatever). Before day 10 of the blackout, society starts breaking down into anarchy as gangs and vigilante groups run wild. The EMP was so intense that it was not accurately measured because “it drove much of the instrumentation off scale”. As a result, much of the protection that equipment has against an E2 might have been damaged from the initial E1 pulse in the event of a nuclear or weaponized EMP. They have different impacts on technology and are affected differently by the Earth’s magnetosphere. Then there are the auto accidents and train derailments because signal lights failed, and planes will fall from the sky, or will they. The main difference between E1 and lightning is pulse rise time is much faster so there is more energy in the HF and VHF region where relatively short wires are efficient antennas. So powerful was the EMP that it penetrated miles down through the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and burned out the just laid telegraph cable linking North America to Europe.
A widespread power outage could take years to restore because the EMP destroys electronics including circuits and transformers.
Blocking all means to escape the zone and later bio weapon the empty cities, swamps, forest, mountain areas and etc.
My gut feel is that the Engine Control Module in cars is robust enough to handle lightning, but the car wiring harness will pick up more energy from an E1 pulse. Last, if the box seems less than adequate, you may wrap it in aluminum foil for more protection.5. But basically, the E1 pulse could NOT directly hurt someone physically except in a very specific set of circumstances. It would be a good idea to have one in storage and wrapping the spare in aluminum foil before putting it on the shelf is probably more than adequate protection. This new instrument would only be useful in defending against small, non-nuclear EMPs — and again, it would only help you locate the attacker after the EMP has already shut down your security system (or whatever else those terrorists are trying to shut down).
So you can see from this overview they have no plans to harden from an EMP and etc on the inside. Some considerations include the use of tree formation circuits (not standard loop formations), induction shielding around components, self-contained battery packs, loop antennas, and Zener diodes. Thus, some of them would survive, though it’s reported most vehicles on the road since the mid 1960s would likely be effected. In addition, grounding wires for each separate instrument into a system could help as well. And since an EMP attack is a stated possibility that could wreak tremendous havoc…We need to be ready for that as well.

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