Huge solar storm could cost trillions in global damage

Are we becoming more susceptible to these weather events?

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Solar storms are known to disrupt satellite and radio communications, but scientists now say that one extreme space weather event could cause 'doomsday' on Earth.

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics say that a large space weather event could even occur in the next 10 years.

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And could cause global technological damage costing $10 trillion.

And the scientists told Gizmodo that within 150 years, the same event could cost $20 trillion.

This is because as our technology development advances, we will actually become more susceptible to these types of space weather events.

In 1859, a massive geomagnetic superstorm, known as the Carrington event hit Earth and disrupted radio communication on the ground.

Scientists are now proposing a 'magnetic deflector' to block harmful blasts from the sun.

Sure it would cost around $100 billion to make but that is ironically way less than the damage costs we would incur without it.

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