I’m sure the Left will decide that this is a disaster, or something. Finally, a presidential EMP order that may save American lives.
The Commission to Assess the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, also known as the Congressional EMP Commission, has warned for nearly 20 years that a nuclear EMP attack, or natural EMP from a solar superstorm, could destroy our electronic civilization and kill millions.
For 20 years (or longer) politicians on both sides of the aisle have been ignoring the possibility of an EMP attack.
Such an attack would give countries that have only a small number of nuclear weapons the ability to cause widespread, long-lasting damage to critical national infrastructures, to the United States itself as a viable country, and to the survival of a majority of its population.”
I don’t believe that anything real will come of it. Protecting our infrastructure from EMP is possible but expensive, which is why no one wants to address it. Really, really expensive. Every car, every computer, cellphone, refrigerators, … the list of things that will be destroyed by an EMP is long.
Starting with. No running water. (Water pumps require electricity.) Which means no sanitation, because I doubt that 4% of the population knows what to do in primitive situations, and in cities it is probably even lower. No refrigeration. (Do you even have any canned foods on your kitchen shelves?) Meat and dairy will last a few days at most. No credit card or Apple/Android pay options. (Do you have any cash on hand?) No transportation means no food delivery to your local market. (How much food do you suppose they have on hand?) Pharmaceutical production stops. (Do you know how people died from what we consider today, to be minor injuries?) I’m sure you can play along at home.
Hollywood elites, in their ever-present desire to misinform the public, have decided that an EMP that kills cellphones isn’t too cinematic, so they say that “things will be down for 10 minutes, and then work again.” Too bad this isn’t how the universe works. Every piece of consumer electronics in range of an EMP will be turned into a paperweight or a boat anchor (depending on how big it is). Most of the electrical grid will also fail, until large components of that grid can be replaced. It won’t be good. So why are we doing NOTHING about it?