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TECHNOLOGY

Geomagnetic Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons

Geomagnetic storms and electromagnetic pulse weapons sound like the stuff of science fiction but they are real and very dangerous. Earlier this year, 40 Starlink internet satellites were destroyed by "solar wind." In this episode, we explain...

  • What happens to the grid when an electromagnetic disruption occurs
  • The fail-safes that should be in place to ensure a catastrophic failure doesn't plunge us into the dark ages
  • How security professionals can get informed about electromagnetic pulses and plan for adverse space weather

GUEST: Robert Spalding, retired US Air Force general and CEO of Sempre