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originally posted by: Emerys
a reply to: pheonix358
But can you prove its not dying? I need to know if i need to move to a cave. Just saying. This isnt something to just blow off.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
I love how we snicker at the "primitive idiots" who were doomsayers throughout the ages. Up to and including the homeless guy with a sandwich board and a coffee cup. It is a great contrast to how we totally don't continue on that tradition to this day. oO
originally posted by: rickymouse
They want us to think it is because of an impending pole shift so they can keep mining and fracking the earth. Changing the way energy flows through the crust slightly alters weather patterns and can possibly influence the magnetic pole to move more rapidly. If you were to frack a magnet, it would not work quite the same. Now the field of the earth is no where as strong as a magnet, so altering that on a large scale can cause change.
We have been messing with the crust more and more, this means the effects would increase. No testing of this will be done because this generates a lot of money for businesses that contribute to science.
originally posted by: Dianec
a reply to: James1982
How do you know for sure there haven't been any extinction level events due to a pole shift? It is quite possible that over time there was a loss of species due to magnetic anomalies. Today we see an increase in mass animal die offs, and weather changes so maybe these are connected to magnetism either directly or indirectly. Of course there have been no widespread extinction level events (at least this isn't what they are attributed to). But there could be species that cant handle the stress of the changes that accompany this event as it speeds up.
I'm not sure how the poster below you knows about the 15% loss of the field in the last 200 years but this conflicts with what I've read in that it will take, at minimum, thousands of years to complete its flip. It's a bit confusing in either case. I envision that magnet experiment where the poles get closer together and it quickly swings around into place. If this happened however we would likely see no life left. Therefore, it is probably somewhere in-between. Gradual enough to not kill everything yet enough to potentially cause mass deaths over time use to indirect influences on the environment.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Emerys
It's quite clear that a weakening magnetic field (and pole flips) do not cause extinction events. However, the increased radiation may trigger periods of accelerated evolution. Anyone have any hard info on this?
originally posted by: Emerys
Read for yourself.
Which begs the question, is this our fault? Or is this the Earth's fault?
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