What do future presidents need to know about existential dangers this country could face? Explorer investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP. Picture an instantaneous deathblow to the vital engines that power our society, delivered by a nuclear weapon designed not to kill humans but to attack electronics. What could happen if an electromagnetic pulse surged to earth, crippling every aspect of modern society’s infrastructure?
Explore what could happen when a high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) occurs and cripples our electrical grid.
Saturday June 19th on National Geographic. Check your local listings.
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