Sunday, August 29, 2010

Secrets for Safety

We are all children. Apparently.

A poison gas leak which spread from Sydney to Melbourne is kept quiet in case it 'panics' people. What did they expect the public to do if they knew? Evacuate the area? Sounds quite sensible actually - better anyway than exposing people to the risk.

What else are they not telling us?

Then, of course, there is the coming Sun storm which is expected to hit with the 'force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.

I can only speculate that - given the cover up of the gas - the real dangers of this solar storm could be infinitely more frightening than they are admitting. Time, as they say, will tell.

One thing strikes me about this report though:

They claim satellites will be aged by 50 years, rendering GPS even more useless than ever

Just love that point - rendering GPS even more useless than ever. Now there are no state secrets in that one!

1 comment:

ausie said...

Well 100 million H bombs 93 million miles away, by the inverse square law would be about equivalent to 1 million H bombs 10 million miles away, 10,000 H bombs 1 million miles away, 100 H bombs 100,000 miles away, or 1 H bomb 10,000 miles away on the other side of the earth.

It should be far enough away to not have an enormous impact.