posted on Feb, 2 2018 @ 07:00 AM
a reply to: Spacespider
First of all, our planet will have the same gravity regardless of the magnetic poles of the planet and their motion. That is a very important point
that needs making straight off. There are relationships between gravity and magnetism, but they are not mutually dependent on one another. Our planet
has a gravity to it which is dependent only on the fact that enough mass has been concentrated in the area it comprises, to bend space time into a
gravity well format. Mass is gives our planet gravity, and magnetism in that respect, has nothing at all to do with it, and cannot affect the fact or
the degree of gravity we experience on the surface.
Now, it could be argued that it is only the gravity of our planet, coupled with the presence of liquid metals in the core, which bring about the
geomagnetic effects we are used to, which give the planet its magnetosphere. Its perfectly possible that gravity causes the motion of that liquid
metal, which in turn drives a magnetic effect that we record as our magnetosphere, but even if we had no magnetism in our world, it would have gravity
equal to its current amount, because its gravity is a matter of mass and nothing else.
That being dealt with and out of the way, the poles of this planet, regardless of an individuals ability to comprehend the fact, do move and have
done since the planet has been a cohesive whole. The timescales this movement occurs on are a matter of geologic record, and you can look up countless
research articles and bits of mineralogical and geological evidence for that. The poles are, in fact, moving even now, and despite the immediate and
urgent mewling of some science commentators, behaving as if an imminent and sudden change is on the cards, is simply wrong. If the pole shift has
indeed begun, that means that thousands of years of motion is beginning, thousands of years of the poles slowly wandering off and then finding their
way to the place where their opposite number had been before. This is not a cometary impact, or the approach of some cosmic gamma beam from a stellar
explosion in another star system. This is run of the mill, same old same old, and SLOW in its outworking (although relatively fast from a geologic
As to the why the shift occurs, that is probably something you could learn a little about by reading this page...
There is a lot of great supplementary data to read there too.