Black Sky Events are defined as “catastrophic occurrences caused by humans, Nature, or outside influences that can bring society to its knees.”
Those with ears to hear and eyes to see, “know” without a doubt that life as we once knew it has changed and continues to change rapidly and drastically, and not necessarily for the better.
We have all recently seen how easy it is to disrupt every day life and bring a nation and it’s people to their knees, and how unexpectedly and quickly this can be brought by such events as pandemics, war, shortages, and the like.
As a matter of fact, Black Sky events are happening now around the world (but perhaps on a smaller scale). For example, power outages for various reasons are becoming frequent and extensive events. Transformers explode and burn. Storms are intensifying. Wildfires destroy huge areas
What will we do not “if” but “when” the power goes out and stays out (perhaps permanently) as a result of a malicious or natural “Black Sky” event?
Black Sky hazards include EMP and cyber attacks, major earthuakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, violent weather, floods, wildfires, nuclear power plant failure, and other disasters and natural catastrophes, even war. But . . . what if one or more of these events happen at the same time?
How do we prepare for a “Black Sky” Event?
How do you handle a worldwide power outage where you suddenly find yourself isolated and completely on your own with regard to emergency response and survival.
And so, the question remains, what do we do “when” a Black Sky event occurs? Some questions to consider:
- Are the so-called “powers that be” prepared for a major “Black Sky Event?”
- Are plans in place for Black Sky events such as a nuclear detonation that causes an EMP, a radio frequency weapon, cyber terrorism, seismic events, and more?
- What about Black Sky Events caused by destructive CMEs from the sun, disastrous hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis – everything in between?
- What if all of these things happen at the same time?
Just because something has never happened before doesn’t mean it won’t happen!
Regardless of the cause, for example, in a major worldwide EMP event, anything from power outages to electrical device fires could result. A mega earthquake could disrupt food and fuel distribution or cause the destruction of oil and gas networks.
How would a “subcontinent-scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failures of all other infrastructures,” affect all of us? Vehicles without fuel. . Restaurants and grocery stores without food; electricity out for months, maybe even years!
Black Sky Events
Seismic Events – High Magnitude Earthquakes/Volcanic eruptions: Could cause substantial physical disruption with associated long duration power outages.
Hurricanes and other severe weather events: The increase in severe weather patterns, be they “normal” or “abnormal,” in recent decades signifies a general increasing severity in these hazards.
High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): – Nuclear detonation in upper atmosphere to create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), a powerful, damaging electromagnetic field covering a subcontinent-scale region.
Intentional Electromagnetic Interference: IEMI devices, also known as Radio Frequency (RF) weapons, that produce multiple, repeated pulses (typically mobile.)
Cyber Terrorism: its pervasive, covert nature could dramatically affected the architecture of security protocols of governments.
Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) - Severe Space Weather
If the highly energetic, electrically and magnetically charged matter characteristics of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) encounter Earth, a GMD can distort Earth’s geomagnetic field, inducing potentially damaging Geomagnetically Induced Current (GIC) in long transmission lines and transformers, the “ligaments” of a national-scale power grid.
Who will be there to give us a helping hand?
With devastation across continents and oceans, where will the helping hands come from? Local and federal governments, agencies and emergency service workers from country to country, will be focused on problems at hand and unavailable to offer assistance to others in need. So. . . what will you do?
Knowledge is power. Remember, just because something has never happened before, doesn’t mean it will never happen!