Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
But it's not a shock turned back the clock I can't believe you said what you said.
-- -- USA today reports that a massive solar flare like this when we caught earlier today.
Could obliterate our communications and electrical grids sending it back to the nineteenth century roughly fifty or -- hundred years ago they -- what happened a cloud of charged particles would strike the earth imagine this is the -- And this is the thing.
Fried computers cellphones in new cars and parts of the world like North America well love American.
Could be without electricity for a year.
To mitigate the damage lawmakers have introduced the bill that would require -- government to install massive surge protectors.
And as a backup strap a very tall metal pole and bill Schultz is head and -- -- that this God's light.
Michael Ian Black an event like this could kill a lot of people you were saying earlier that's a good thing it's not a bad thing you make -- set well.
We have a lot of people read yes we dale and a lot of them are disconnected -- their Twitter -- their phones like we've been talking amount yes you know the surge Toms those people get zapped.
Good riddance of bad rubbish I say yeah.
If it is almost a metaphorical eliminating some people just can't survive -- connection.
That's where no I don't understand why you pick it back to the nineteenth century there's an almost instantly got it and we didn't yeah.
Divisive politics in the sixth century all -- you don't really see numbers that is oh yes and it only infantry could numbers are just nothing but values that are -- get things that don't need.
Really did that -- seventeen it.
Get a Diana out of etc.
is this a panic for nothing or is this a real threats and if it was a real threat.
Who would you grabbed two run off -- sleep with Gingrich I think.
One comment that I know it from the notebook but only if he's in character I.
That's a tall order and Dylan McKay from not us who don't think they'll -- not a real person so.
I'm -- now know very involved -- yeah I can handle all the clues yet as leather jacket can't get him to come from the green.
-- You just distracted sorry.
-- and you know look I think it's.
I think this happens already once before so it could happen again and I think it look if if even if we had no electricity -- -- I I would be able to survive I think we're all bunch of babies I don't think any moment people even the people who didn't get zapped.
Do you think we're really fit to survive without.
What we consider basic necessities like satellite TV and Smartphones and it's a good question that I -- -- -- on.
Tucker who wouldn't be bad if we -- -- back to the nineteenth century it looks fun in movies right to.
And yeah I -- yeah.
Crying exactly clock and -- it wouldn't look.
The global warming people want dumb -- I -- They say wanna get rid of civilization exactly the bad news is millions of guys planes plummeted from the sky and life support systems were -- -- and that's bad it is easy to talk your kids to Xavier like a week yet not connected to the and they need to know how to do things without electricity so all the said they finally called her grandparents but I.
All all big call quality hard it is -- so they don't shouted -- and you weren't.
That the only thing that separates us from the Q a -- that is cheap energy period with that.
It said the impoverished country in Africa formally upper Volta I've got a lot I know it is operable yep -- at that point but the boy is.
Like -- energy makes a difference between comfort and suffering you we're trying to find my -- comparable to -- -- yeah.
I guess it's -- back.
Bill I'm afraid to ask about this -- that you haven't had running water electricity for months because haven't paid your bills -- every day for you was the nineteenth century or the sixth and.
That matter don't like it not the good old days yeah -- -- -- out yet this has happened before.
It's the plot line to an NBC show called revolution where everyone doesn't have the -- electricity and they have to live by their -- and great I've got to tell you.
You can't just -- NB CPR email -- say this is a story.
And we should put it -- lie and -- yet we welcome from the free publicity NBC.
And I'm sorry imaginary --
Filter by section