With love from the sun

Nothing makes you less inclined to get out of your car and head to your company cubicle than a radio program that reminds you it’s only a matter of time before the sun cooks us to a crisp.

Astronomer Bob Berman did the honors today during an utterly fascinating few minutes with Kerri Miller about the bombardment by solar storms, which, he notes, could cripple jetliners flying polar routes, destroy electric grids, and even physically damage oil pipelines. None of that has happened — yet — but it could.

So when you see this:

Aurora 4

Some of us might be beginning to think of this:

Or not.

Here’s the full interview. You’ll enjoy it… if you think short-term:

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