Whoa! Did a Solar Flare Cause The London Riots as Well as Recent Economic Turmoil?
After reading about a recent, X-class solar flare that recently shot out from our nearby star, the Sun, I immediately considered the possibility that perhaps such magnetic disturbance from events like this could very well indeed trigger mental health effects since our brain operates primarily by electrical impulse.
I found this article from The Week which postulates the very same aforementioned idea. Excerpt below.
When it comes to factors that triggered the London riots, theories abound: Police brutality, unemployment, and “moral collapse” have all been blamed for the violence, burning, and looting that consumed London last week. But some scientists are finger-pointing skyward, suggesting that the sun could have driven the unrest, as well as last week’s wild stock market fluctuations.