Solar Storms

Topics: Sun, Solar flare, Earth Pages: 4 (1593 words) Published: November 4, 2011
Solar Storm Informative Speech

Topic: Solar Storm
Organizational Pattern: Cause and Effect
General Purpose: Speaking to Inform
Specific Purpose: This speech is to inform the public, including my fellow students, and instructor on the dramatic effect of a Solar Storm on society. Thesis Statement: When the Solar Storm hits earth it will eliminate all electricity and communication. The most recent recorded history of a major Solar Storm was in 1859 when their were no electrical grids, satellites or cell phones back then but now almost all societies rely on electricity. In a Solar Storm they would be interrupted by such a storm.

Solar Storm can change the world in a manner not understood by society. It can put society back into the 1800’s. There will be lack of food, water, medical supplies and everything we take for granited will disappear. Are you ready for a Solar Storm (Attention Getter)? The purpose for this topic is for you to be aware for the potential hazards of the Solar Storm. The sun goes in cycles every 11 years a component of the solar variation. In 1929, there was a significant Solar Storm as there was in 1958. At that point in history we had no cell phones or satellite communications. In 1989, a solar storm hit Canada and took out their electrical grid along with the power grids on the east coast of the United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has predicted a significant Solar Storm in late 2012 or early 2013. This Solar Storm has the potential to take the electrical grid of United States, Europe, and China out of service for up to 2 years (Purpose and Thesis). With this result around the world it could lead to total chaos. What would you do if the electricity would not come on in 2 years, no water to pump by electricity, no hospitals that relay on electricity, and no food because no trucks or power to keep it refrigerated. A Solar Storms of this magnitude will disable 95% of cars with...
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