Yes, solar storms are on the rise, but don’t lose sleep over an “internet apocalypse.”

Despite what many headlines have said, there is no internet apocalypse on the horizon.

Concerns about such a long-lasting catastrophe began spreading across social media platforms not long after a 2021 study titled “Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse” suggested a major solar storm could severely damage internet wires. , especially those submarines that connect continents and help power the global internet. (The study was presented at a data reporting conference in 2021, but has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.)

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