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JBS meats recovering   

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/06/03/meat-producer-jbs-says-its-fully-recovered-from-cyberattack/?sh=35923dc47a80

Iran warship sunk

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-s-biggest-warship-catches-fire-sinks-gulf-oman-n1269292

Iran refinery fire (Again)

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/voa-news-iran/oil-facility-fires-reported-irans-southwestern-ahvaz-region

 

Half of businesses have increased priority on disaster preparedness since the start of COVID-19

Half of businesses have increased priority on disaster preparedness since the start of COVID-19

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/07/chip-shortage-is-starting-to-have-major-real-world-consequences.html

Chip shortage starting to effect the supply chain. Effects everything from TV’s to computers to cars. Thousands of cars are sitting in parking lots assembled but waiting for chips. Word is dealers only have a couple weeks of inventory instead of the unusual couple months

This week’s book had me thinking about other threats to the electrical grid, so this article kind jumped out at me:

 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/solar-storm-sets-off-mines?fbclid=IwAR1Sgn1mKD1z6dj7otzW5TmYPJeKX-Z6XarKdV-z0_hWk-Th1Ku50XByQMk

The Sun Set Off 4,000 Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

Only now do scientists fully understand just how strong a 1972 solar storm was.

Got me thinking about the Carrington Event, and the Quebec power blackout of 1989.  Lloyd’s of London estimates (in 2013) that the event would have caused 0.6 to 2.6 Trillion dollars in damage (3.6% to 15.5% of annual GDP).  Reading about Quebec I learned that different rock structures under powerlines have different impacts on the potential damage; the granite bedrock of Canadian shield being one of the worse because it acts as an insulator and the energy goes into the power lines and little is absorbed into the ground.  

 

PODCAST CHALLENGE

Take some time to read this highly regarded fiction.  It provides a break from the everyday, with the added bonus of providing motivation to keep prepping.

Perhaps endeavour to make a proper Faraday Cage…  Or buy a faraday bag?

 

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