Coronal Mass Ejections are becoming more and more hyped as we approach the superstitious overloaded year 0f 2012. So in fact popular culture is having an educational effect on the masses. People for the first time are realizing how very precarious our very existence is. The fact that a large CME, that has occurred before in, will happen again. Though this time the effects will be mind boggling due to our reliance on energy and technology.
As the global society becomes more aware of these dangers there is a feeling of "How does somebody prepare or prevent this", although this feeling is suddenly pushed out by the final score of a professional sporting event. So that leaves the question to concerned scientists, a select few citizens, power companies management, and the ever concerned municipal emergency manager.