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# Airlines flying over the pole face loss of communications that could force them to use a different, longer route at an added cost of as much as $100,000 per flight.
# The Global Positioning System is immensely important to commerce and can be disrupted by solar activity.
# Operating floating oil rigs in the ocean requires keeping them positioned within a few inches to prevent damaging drilling gear. "They have to know when GPS is going to be accurate."
# There is an increased radiation risk to humans in space.
# Currents can be induced in long electrical transmission lines, causing blackouts.