There is a new kind of weather to worry about, and it comes from our nearest star.
Scientists are expecting a fit of violent activity on the sun which will propel billions of tonnes of superheated gas and pulses of energy towards our planet. They have the power to close down our modern technological civilisation – e.g. in 1989, a solar storm cut off the power to the Canadian city of Quebec.
Prior to that, there was the 1859 Carrington Event