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Severe Solar Storm Damage Could Top $2 Trillion

According to a study by Lloyd's of London, an extreme geomagnetic storm in the near future is almost inevitable. Such a storm that could cause widespread power outages in the U.S. for one to two years might have an economic cost of more than $2 trillion.

Published JUNE 20, 2014

Sources: NASA, Bloomberg research

GRAPHIC: STEPHANIE STOUGHTON / BLOOMBERG NEWS, DAVE MERRILL / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA