I attach an interesting item from The Washington Post; first published on 13 July 2013. It is a fairly general article. (Thanks to Dr. H. Kawano, Kyushu University, for bringing it to my attention.)
The following excerpt is from page 9 of the attached 10-page pdf:
So the early warning system is aging quickly and there needs to be a debate on how money must be invested in this system in the future. Thirty minutes can make a big difference if a big chunk of the sun is coming right at us.
(1) Brad Plumer When space weather attacks! Published: July 13, 2013 in The Washington Post
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