Reply to post: Re: This nearly happened in 2012

US power grid still fragile in the face of EMP threat: GAO

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Re: This nearly happened in 2012

Had this (in 2012) been a direct hit America and most of Europe would now be living in Bronze Age levels of technology

Really? Does a solar flare remove all knowledge of electricity from people's brains then? And stop unaffected countries from helping?

I think you are overstating the case wildly, a Carrington-class event might lead to a few months of severe disruption, but we would soon start to recover.

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