I find it interesting that NASA is warning there may be "unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around 2013" and that furthermore
Scientists believe it could damage everything from emergency services’ systems, hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices, through to “everyday” items such as home computers, iPods and Sat Navs.
Due to humans’ heavy reliance on electronic devices, which are sensitive to magnetic energy, the storm could leave a multi-billion pound damage bill and “potentially devastating” problems for governments.This should keep people concerned about December 23, 2012 (eerily close to 2013) happy.
So Nick, should we be scared? Is the sun going to awaken and destroy human civilization? Do we quickly need to make another Inconvenient Truth movie now about how if we all own too many electronic devices the sun might destroy society?