Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
I guess my reaction comes from the POV that a scenario like this is about 100,000,000,000,000,000 to one.
Well I certainly hope it never happens. But I wouldn't put those kinds of odds against it. The problem is that our energy infrastructure is surprisingly fragile and susceptible. And we as a society are wholly dependent on it. I'm no prepper by any means. But I think we as a people are dangerously over confident in our social stability, and the overwhelming majority couldn't handle long term disruption of it.