Government energy report concludes power grid highly vulnerable to failures that would cause mass die-offs of U.S. citizens

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(Natural News) With Iran on the move to develop a nuclear weapon and the North Koreans making repeated threats to strike the United States, the threat of America’s electrical grid going down one day is steadily on the rise. There are several different ways in which this could happen. A foreign enemy like North Korea could potentially shut down America’s power grid through the use of an electromagnetic pulse, for example. A team of hackers, whether they are operating from overseas or on our own soil, could carry out a massive cyber attack and turn off the electricity that way. Even a natural disaster such as a tsunami has the potential to leave our country in the dark, which would immediately lead to widespread chaos, famine, and eventually, societal collapse.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine explains that the United States’ electric grid may actually be more vulnerable than we think.

“This report of the Committee on Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electric Power Transmission and Distribution System focuses on identifying, developing and implementing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that can cause large-area, long duration outages: blackouts that extend of multiple service areas and last several days or longer,” the official report says.

The report later goes on to list all of the potential ways America’s electric grid could go offline, including by way of a cyber attack, a drought, an earthquake, a flood, a hurricane, an ice storm, a tsunami, a wildfire, tornadoes, physical attacks on the homeland and major operations errors. (Click to Site)

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