Solar Flares Impact on the Planet

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solar flares effect on earth’s atmosphere

Solar flares are explosions on our planet that originate from space. They usually occur in a large galaxy (in other words, a Galactoscope) or near a black hole (a M Milky Way star). A flare is caused by a particle (that’s what makes solar flares different from nuclear explosions – nuclear weapons have nuclear explosions too – but we are not discussing that here). When this happens, the flare can actually destroy our ozone layer and other atmospheric layers as well, although many experts believe it has only short-term effects (the reason why we need to monitor the sun with satellites every so often).

The short-term effect of solar flares on the environment is that they can affect the earth system, resulting in massive geothermal heat waves, massive ice melt, and other climate changes. They can also sterilize the atmosphere of the earth, killing all life on the surface (including some types of algae and plants – that are beneficial to us). The worst case scenario is when the solar flares completely wipe out the earth. There are ways to stop this from happening though, you see. The good news is that we have options that we can use to protect ourselves and the earth against these devastating events.