DISASTERS: How Long Would Society Last During a Total Electric Grid Collapse?

DISASTERS: ELECTRICITY: How Long Would Society Last During a Total Grid Collapse?

A summary of how other systems of infrastructure (like roadways, water, sewer, and telecommunications) depend on electricity and how long each system could last under total blackout conditions.

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  • Bernard  On 02/03/2023 at 11:21 pm

    We don’t think on a regular basis of how important electricity is to keep society functioning. But the worst-case scenario can happen.

    1) natural disasters like the winter storm in Texas in February 2021 and frequent ice storms in other areas in North America can spell real disaster;

    2) there is always the worry of a terrorist attack on the grid network;

    3) in the Armageddon scenario, a renegade asteroid could plummet to Earth and knock everything out;

    4) powerful solar flares could also cripple power supply in a large swathes.

    That’s how much modern society is dependent on electricity to function on a day-to-day basis.

    It makes you wonder how ancient societies got by without electricity and all the things we are now so accustomed to and take for granted.

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