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The idea that a huge solar storm could wreak havoc here on Earth isn't just a sci-fi plot, it's a situation that countries and power grids around the world actively prepare for. But the Trump administration's latest 2017 budget proposal would completely eliminate the program that keeps the continental US under 24/7 protection from this potentially catastrophic event.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

The idea that a huge solar storm could wreak havoc here on Earth isn't just a sci-fi plot, it's a situation that countries and power grids around the world actively prepare for. But the Trump administration's latest 2017 budget proposal would completely eliminate the program that keeps the continental US under 24/7 protection from this potentially catastrophic event.