Solar flares are predicted to peak in 2013. Solar eruptions occur routinely and do not reportedly cause harm to humans, but could bring on the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) if a major flare hits Earth and takes out our largely over-burdened and antiquated power grid.
Will the 2013 weather forecast be sunny with a mild chance for apocalypse or is the doomsday scenario over-hyped? The extent the havoc a massive solar flare could wreak on the earth depends a lot on which expert is being quoted. Most experts do not disagree that a massive solar flare could take out the power grid and turn our electricity-dependent culture into a Little House on the Prairie style existence. The disagreement about solar storms typically centers on the likelihood of an immense solar flare flexing its power directly at the Earth.