So, I've been reading about solar flares and how they could take out power networks and cause extensive damage. Would a solar flare be a catalyst for wide spread cancer? (due to the radiation) Could we stand a chance to protect ourselves, if we had enough advance warning from NASA? So often, money is spent after disasters strike, what could we do now to prevent a complete black out, should something like this occur? The sun seems so quiet and peaceful, until it spews radiation in random directions and causes havoc. Guess this is my new favorite anxiety thought.