Maybe the Mayan calendar is more accurate than we realized.
2012 will bring a massive solar storm 'with force of 100m bombs.'That quote is from a badly written headline at Yahoo.com which reports:
Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.It's obvious that our only salvation is to cease all use of electrical power in the next year, global warming can wait for now. Send money to the Sierra Club.
Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.
Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the potential to be even more disruptive.
Update: Australian scientists dispute the predictions. Of course they would. They're on the far side of the earth. We're the ones who'll be hit hardest!
Thank heaven that we won't all be working when this hits!