Recent disclosures of solar system changes and behavior characteristics indicate a rapidly changing association between the sun and the planets. It has been known for a long time that Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) account for electrical disturbances and failures, however...
The recent introduction of new variables into the equation could conceivably compound and accelerate the effect of CME's here on earth.
(Is science, faced with ever changing discovery now in uncharted waters?)
In 2009 NASA made a statement.
December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist.
In part... NASA said this...
The fact that the Fluff is strongly magnetized means that other clouds in the galactic neighborhood could be, too. Eventually, the solar system will run into some of them, and their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now.
Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system, possibly affecting terrestrial climate and the ability of astronauts to travel safely through space. On the other hand, astronauts wouldn't have to travel so far because interstellar space would be closer than ever. These events would play out on time scales of tens to hundreds of thousands of years, which is how long it takes for the solar system to move from one cloud to the next.
(This just might be the understatement of the century.)
"There could be interesting times ahead!" so says a NASA representative.
NASA intimated that their concern over discovering the interstellar cloud fluff was to do with protecting astronauts... making the entrance into the periodic (cyclic) phenomena sound fairly benign.
It is my considered opinion that entering the fluff has far greater implications. Remember they also said "It should not exist." This just means they were taken entirely by surprise.
Having a background in Plasma Deposition Technologies, (theoretical and practical)... I have a strong feeling that the fluff will greatly excite the sun, simplistically, it will begin a plasma transfer between it and the bodies orbiting it. Although increased radiation will be a factor, the key (detrimental) end result will be a severe disruption of electrical energy here on earth.
There could be other consequences such as the charging up of metallic structures and containers which could contribute to dangerous situations. The mechanism is about very high electrical charges building up in ferrous metals and rogue high tension currents in conductive materials, in particular high tension grid systems, transformer sub-stations, distribution circuits and almost all devices with sensitive electronic components. All forms of global communications systems can be assumed to be vulnerable.
There might even be unheard of mega lightning storm phenomena in an extreme case.
The presence of a "denser" magnetically charged "space" environment connecting the sun to the planets suggests the opportunity for more efficient ion plasma flow pathways to earth... rather than just standard Coronal Mass Ejection's "CME events".
This will be explained further in a later episode.