NASA reports in, As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Weary Eye on Space Weather, on the sun's recent solar activity. The following is taken from the article.
"2010 marks the 4th year in a row that policymakers, researchers, legislators and reporters have gathered in Washington DC to share ideas about space weather. This year, forum organizers plan to sharpen the focus on critical infrastructure protection. The ultimate goal is to improve the nation’s ability to prepare, mitigate, and respond to potentially devastating space weather events.
'I believe we're on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather." Fisher concludes. "We take this very seriously indeed.'"
SDO Observes Massive Eruption, Scorching Rain has a couple videos of the sun activity.
LESSON: If we can not control what we do, how do we expect to control the effect of the sun?