This in the August 15th New York times talk about the risks associated with solar storms:
DESPITE warnings that New Orleans was unprepared for a severe hit by a hurricane, America was blindsided by Hurricane Katrina, a once-in-a-lifetime storm that made landfall five years ago this month. We are similarly unready for another potential natural disaster: solar storms, bursts of gas on the sun’s surface that release tremendous energy pulses.
Something in me tells me the world will not prepare/invest for this and when it happens we’ll spend all our energy left on blame and court suits.
This is a risk that just feels like we should attempt to “manage” it.