A Perfect Solar Storm

TitleA Perfect Solar Storm
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Currie, RA, Jones, C, Pease, H
Date Published2017
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractCoronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) cause both spectacular light shows and electromagnetic fluctuations on Earth. In 1859, the last time a large CME hit, the Carrington Event produced such large fluctuations in currents that telegraph wires emitted sparks and started fires in telegraph offices and elsewhere. The next major CME event is likely to occur in 2023. How vulnerable will we be?
NotesCase from the 2018 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/4.0/. © 2017 Robert Skipper, Peggy Connolly, Robert A. Currie, Cynthia Jones, and Heather Pease.