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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.
It means a shifting of the electromagnetic field around the planet.
originally posted by: blacktie
the problem is that its usually a sign of major geological disruptions key ingredient to natural disasters
originally posted by: lostbook
......"What actually happens during a Magnetic Pole flip?"
originally posted by: intrptr
Of course the usual suspects jump at it because their world is the only world.