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What Would Happen if the Poles Flipped?

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about a Magnetic Pole Shift or a "flipping" of the poles. Now that I'm seeing more and more articles on this matter, it got me wondering........"What actually happens during a Magnetic Pole flip?"



Magnetic doomsday?

While a pole flip could cause a few technical issues, there's no need to panic. Scientists have combed the geological timeline for any evidence of catastrophes that might be related to a magnetic flip. They haven't found any.

The only havoc that a reversal would wreak is interference in the global electric grid. No direct evidence remains of past catastrophes triggered by a magnetic flip.

However, if the magnetic field weakens enough or temporarily disappears during the flip, then the Earth could be hit with dangerous amounts of solar radiation and cosmic rays. The exposure could mean that more people develop cancer, Renne said, though there's no scientific proof this could happen.

Renne said more research is needed to understand the possible consequences of a shifting magnetic pole.


So, besides being fried by radiation, if the mag. field gets too weak, we're good according to the article. Admittedly, scientists don't know all of the potential drawbacks of a Magnetic Pole flip. What says ATS?

news.yahoo.com...




posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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Compasses would have to be held upside down.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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This could easily be made into a Polish joke.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Basically what you are seeing now. Erratic weather patterns. Odd occurrences in the sky. Massive oceanic die offs, et cetera.
It's important to understand that when talking about a "pole shift," it doesn't mean a literal flipping of the planet. It means a shifting of the electromagnetic field around the planet.
edit on 20-10-2014 by SpeakerofTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:29 AM
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It hasn't been associated with mass die-offs on previous flips. So we'll likely survive this one.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
This could easily be made into a Polish joke.


Or a blonde joke......
2nd



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: SpeakerofTruth


It means a shifting of the electromagnetic field around the planet.

Actually it means a shifting or reversal of the polarity of the magnetic field.They don't really know what will "happen", our world wasn't around last time. Besides the little needles red end pointing the other way, the only other recorded difference is the polarity of ferrous minerals when they crystalize in volcanic rock. Of course, theres rumors…

I bet birds won't even blink, they'll get it right away.

This is the way we went last year and dad gum it, this is the way we are flying this year, too!



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Nobody knows for sure, it's all speculations and therories. I'm thinking we'll all turn blue, smurf it out and the remainder of us will be content in the hollow earth you so don't understand.

If they did flip, the odds of the world existing how we know it today would be inconsistent. The last major earth surface movements were not a easy adaption without some sort of massive change.

To be doomy: prepare yourself, lol



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
They don't really know what will "happen", our world wasn't around last time.


Pardon? How could the world not have been here if we're talking about the world's magnetic poles reversing?



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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there was a show on tv last year where scientists determined by looking at soil samples that that has actually happened before in the past more than once
the problem is that its usually a sign of major geological disruptions key ingredient to natural disasters




posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:47 AM
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The pole shift takes years, they don't just suddenly change. During the pole shift, the Earth's magnetic field is really weak, which exposes us to more solar and cosmic radiation. The solar maximums are really bad during pole reversal. X-class CME could have effects on humans. Atmosphere blocks some radiation, but magnetic field is the main shield against radiation. And during solar minimum, Earth receives more cosmic radiation, because solar wind protects us from this radiation.

But it doesn't cause earthquakes or massive weather changes. It might have some strange effects on electrical grids as the polarity changes.

Poles are also constantly moving. Magnetic North Pole is currently in Canada, but moving north towards Russia:


While Magnetic South Pole movement is much more linear:



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: blacktie

the problem is that its usually a sign of major geological disruptions key ingredient to natural disasters



I think the tv show was going for the doom porn award. Perhaps you can point out some pole flip that's linked with a major geologic disruption.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:50 AM
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I don't think so. . This has happened numerous times already as evidenced by some mineral deposit patterns in the ocean. There is zero indication of any of the things you claim. What erratic weather patterns do you see? Seems to me weather is the same as its always been. reply to: SpeakerofTruth



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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Where was our world the last time it happened if not here?a reply to: intrptr



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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A pole shift doesn't involve any land movements. It's purely magnetic . a reply to: AK907ICECOLD



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Not "the world", our world. it was a joke.
Of course the usual suspects jump at it because their world is the only world.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook
......"What actually happens during a Magnetic Pole flip?"



The earth would stop rotating, before beginning to rotate in the reverse direction. The sun would then be seen to rise from the west and set in the east. Rotation would then cease for a few days at least while the pole shift did it's thing (it's actually a daily process) and then all would be back to normal.

People would freak, weather anomalies for sure would cause disruption, but life would go on.

I estimate this to happen within 350 years.

**Note, this is all speculation.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: ISeekTruth101

originally posted by: lostbook
......"What actually happens during a Magnetic Pole flip?"



The earth would stop rotating, before beginning to rotate in the reverse direction.


Not at all.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Where was our world the last time it happened if not here?a reply to: intrptr


See my other reply.

I "flipped" a magnet over one time, it was am a zing… not a thing happened.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

Of course the usual suspects jump at it because their world is the only world.


Or because they have some idea, given correlations between fossil records and the records of the pole flips. And the lack of destruction there.

Which world are you in? I'm here in the objective one.



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