Something to make you calm and relaxed over your Corn Flakes. Usual warnings about hyperbole from pressure groups apply…:
[…] The report by the EMP Task Force on Homeland and National Security, a coalition of industry, security and government officials, lays bare a doomsday scenario of a preemptive attack.
EMPs use low-yield nuclear weapons detonated in the atmosphere to create a wave of energy that fries electronic equipment and may knock out the power grid.
A cyber attack would then be used to cripple the internet.
With no power, the nation would be plunged into chaos which could lead to rioting and famine.
The task force claims an EMP would result in a meltdown in the economy and society which could kill between 70 and 90 percent — or 295million people.