90 percent of Americans would die in two years without electricity, warns EMP commission
November 12th, 2015, by Greg White
If the power grid were to go out on a national scale, it would be lights out for America, in more ways than one. The bulk of the nation’s infrastructure, including cell phones, computers, hospital equipment, credit card readers, gas pumps and refrigerators would cease working. This is one of the greatest threats to potentially plague the United States, and yet, it scarcely makes news headlines.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack would plunge America into darkness overnight. Given how dependent society is on technology, very few would be equipped to survive in a world without gadgets. In fact, tech guru John McAfee wrote in a recent article that approximately 90 percent of the population would be dead within two years if such an attack were to take place.
“Experts agree that an all out cyber attack, beginning with an EMP attack on our electric infrastructure, would wipe out 90% of the human population of this country within two years of the attack. That means the death of 270 million people within 24 months after the attack,” he writes.