Not Ready for a ‘Solar Sandy’ – NYTimes.com

4 Nov

Yet another case of too big to succeed:

A 2008 National Academy of Sciences study warned that “because of the interconnectedness of critical infrastructures in modern society,” the “collateral effects of a longer-term outage” would likely include “disruption of the transportation, communication, banking and finance systems, and government services; the breakdown of the distribution of potable water owing to pump failure; and the loss of perishable foods and medications because of lack of refrigeration.”

via Not Ready for a ‘Solar Sandy’ – NYTimes.com.

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