posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 02:49 AM
Ugh...hopefully we won't have another discussion on polar reversal. Based on data from the magnetic strips straddling the mid-atlantic rift and the
sun's own polar reversal that I think happenes roughly every decade, there will be a weakening of the poles followed by multiple poles
formed. The earth's field will never be at zero charge, but it will be weak. The poles are weakening and moving, with the north pole moving about
10-40 km a year.
It will certainly not spell doom for life on this planet. The majority of those who say it will are basing this on their belief that in a reversal,
the magnetic field would disappear for a short time thus letting in all harmful radiation from the sun. You should check out what I was posting
halfway down the second page of the link at the bottom. I think I went into the shift in some detail as did a few others.
[edit on 10-12-2005 by zhangmaster]