President Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President,
We need your personal intervention to provide for the protection of the American people against an
existential threat posed by natural and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The consequent
failure of critical infrastructures that sustain our lives is a major national security threat and
would be catastrophic to our people and our nation.
The National Intelligence Council, which speaks for the entire U.S. Intelligence Community,
published in its 2012 unclassified Global Trends 2030 report that an EMP is one of only eight
Black Swan events that could change the course of global civilization by or before 2030. No
official study denies the view that an EMP is a potentially catastrophic societal threat that needs to be addressed urgently. America is not prepared to be without water, electricity, telephones, computer networks, heating, air conditioning, transportation (cars, subways, buses, airplanes), and banking.
All the benefits of our just-in-time economy would come to a deadly halt, including the production
of petroleum products, clothing, groceries and medicine. Think about cities without electricity to
pump water to their residents.
Some signatures to this letter are from people who—like a growing number of Americans—have
only recently learned about the EMP threat and find it hard to believe that our government has
permitted it to continue. They joined in signing because they, in representing those same
Americans, wish to show broad support for qualified experts ending this vulnerability as quickly as