Telegraph: Four meals from anarchy

17 March 2018
by Ben Farmer

Dr Julius Weitzdörfer was quoted in a Telegraph article on our 'Black Sky' research:


British cities would be uninhabitable within days and the country is only a few meals from anarchy if the National Grid was taken down in a cyber attack or solar storm, disaster and security experts have warned. [...]

“I think that is a risk that is very real in the UK and it’s also neglected and that sort of scenario could happen anytime, it could happen tomorrow,” said Julius Weitzdörfer, who studies the problem at Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk .

He said: “A lot of people, including in the Government are absolutely unaware what it means, even if we lose electricity for
only seven days.”

Subscribe to our mailing list to get our latest updates