naturally, from a great geomagnetic storm, with effects virtually
identical to those of a nuclear EMP attack, and that such a storm
is inevitable, occurring every century or so. Great geomagnetic
storms have occurred in the past, but not since the advent of the
modern electronic age. Some scientists estimate that the world
is overdue for a great geomagnetic storm, that could occur
during the next cycle of solar activity, in 2012.
Fortunately, the EMP Commission, which terminated in 2008, produced a plan that could, within 3-5 years and at modest cost, protect U.S critical infrastructures and the American people from a nuclear or natural EMP catastrophe, and would also mitigate the full spectrum of threats to the critical infrastructures-- including from cyber attack, sabotage, and common natural disasters like hurricanes.
EMPACT America has the following missions:
• Re-establish the EMP Commission to advise Congress and the Departments and Agencies of the U.S. government;
• Implement the EMP Commission recommendations to protect civilian critical infrastructures on an accelerated basis;
• Educate the American people on the EMP threat and solutions;
• Organize the American people to act effectively in furtherance of their security from the EMP threat at the federal, state, local, and individual levels; and
• Initiate pilot programs in Western New York State to increase EMP preparedness among first responders, communities, utilities, businesses, and universities, to serve as examples for the nation, and to show that leadership on national and homeland security need not originate in Washington, that the American people can lead “from the bottom up.”