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World's oldest trees reveal the largest solar storm in history

• arclein

While humanity reckons with many problems here on Earth ?" war, political turmoil, an ongoing pandemic, all alongside the energy, climate, and water crises ?" it's important to remember just how relentless the Universe can be. While earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters haven't exactly ceased in the meantime, there's a looming threat for which we're completely unprepared: a solar storm. Without any mitigations, widespread electrical fires and power station failures could come with damages costing trillions of dollars, impacting the lives of of billions.