Imagine one day your electricity suddenly goes out, your gadgets stop working, and cars come to a standstill on the roads.
And what if the power grid remained dark for months or even years, resulting in millions of deaths across America?
That's the nightmare scenario many experts worry could become reality if an electromagnetic pulse bomb, or EMP, was detonated a hundred miles or so above the earth, right over North America. An EMP would knock out the power grid and any electronics that use compute chips.
Who could attack us that way? In February of this year, North Korea announced it launched a weather satellite. It was a move the United States and other nations quickly condemned as an attempt to further develop long-range missile capability.
Some speculate the North Korea already possesses weapons designed to emit high levels of electronic-frying gamma rays, rather than create a big explosion.
Despite what some see as a real and present danger, the Obama administration appears indifferent to the threat, focusing instead on what it deems the biggest problem we face: manmade climate change.
Larry Bell, professor of architecture and space architecture at the University of Houston, has written extensively on what he calls the global warming "hoax."
He says an EMP strike by a rogue regime like North Korea presents a much bigger threat to the United States than climate change ever could.
Bell speaks about the real threat America faces on Wednesday's 700 Club, June 15.