The United States and Canada have agreed to implement a global alert system to ensure the safety of all children and parents when a solar storm passes.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities David Guy said the U.N. system would ensure a “sensible and cost-effective” response to solar storms.
The joint statement said the alert system would be implemented on a voluntary basis to ensure a robust response to any storm, including those caused by climate change.
“In a climate-change driven world, where our communities face extreme threats, we need to plan to protect our families and our homes,” Guy said.
The U.K. and other countries already have implemented similar systems.
The solar warning system was created in 2010 in response to a devastating solar storm in the United Kingdom that killed at least five people.
Solar storms are becoming more common as the planet warms.
In a separate statement, the Canadian Prime Minister said solar storms would continue to be a threat to the country’s infrastructure.
“As we head into the summer months, I am urging Canadians to take every precaution to protect themselves and their homes from the risks posed by solar storms,” Justin Trudeau said.
The solar storm warning system will go into effect on July 1.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is taking his own advice on how to vote on Peru’s Travel Advisory referendum, and he is telling his citizens to ignore the government’s “propaganda” that they need to go to the polls on Tuesday.
Kuczynski, whose government has been accused of voter suppression for years, is the country’s head of state and a leading voice in his countrys electoral coalition, which is led by the center-right Democratic Action Party (PAN).
Peruvians will vote on the proposed referendum on October 1.
It will be the first time in the countrys history that an election will be held without a presidential candidate running for office.
In the past, Kuczyns ruling party has often criticized the results of the referendum.
Last year, he called the vote a “witch hunt” that could lead to an electoral “coronavirus.”
He said the vote would not help his party and that it was a “dirty” campaign.
Peru is currently undergoing an election purge, and the country has faced widespread voter fraud in recent years, with more than 100,000 people registered to vote but not showing up on election day.
The country has also seen the growth of right-wing and populist movements in recent decades, and Kuczys administration has used that to push for policies that have alienated many of the countryís rural communities.
Kuczes recent push for a new constitution, which he promised to enact if elected, was one of the first steps to try to reverse this trend.