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Rapid changes in the churning movement of Earth's liquid outer core are weakening the magnetic field in some regions of the planet's surface, a new study says.
"What is so surprising is that rapid, almost sudden, changes take place in the Earth's magnetic field," said study co-author Nils Olsen, a geophysicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen.
The findings suggest similarly quick changes are simultaneously occurring in the liquid metal, 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) below the surface, he said.
The swirling flow of molten iron and nickel around Earth's solid center triggers an electrical current, which generates the planet's magnetic field.
Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by LDragonFire
Can anyone think of any other effects of a magnetic pole shift?
edit for spelling
[edit on 7/3/0808 by weedwhacker]
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
We must remember that at one time Alaska and Siberia would once sustain a much larger ecosystem than they do now we do not know why this changed to my knowledge.
Originally posted by dariousg
Also, respectfully, the core samples taken from Antarctica show that lush tropical vegetation existed on that continent at one time.
A quick polar shift may account for the vegetation being present since an actual shift in locations of the poles could potentially cause the axis to shift thus causing the outer crust to violently shift.
Much of this kind of radiation would probably not readily affect plant or animal life which would likely survive, according to most scientists, but it could cause widespread havoc and destruction to electronic-based systems, including transportation (cars, planes, etc.). ... And you thought global warming was a concern.
THE FRAGILITY OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
"In a polar region there is a continual deposition of ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole. The earth's rotation acts on these asymmetrically deposited masses [of ice], and produces centrifugal momentum that is transmitted to the rigid crust of the earth. The constantly increasing centrifugal momentum produced in this way will, when it has reached a certain point, produce a movement of the earth's crust over the rest of the earth's body, and this will displace the polar regions toward the equator."
Albert Einstein From The Path of the Pole by Charles Hapgood
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, [...]
Bible (KJV), Joshua 10:13-14
9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
Bible (KJV), 2 Kings 20: 9-10
The greatest flood to be accepted by orthodox science may be the deluge of 14,000 years ago[†] in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia.
"It was an event that's very hard to describe- because nothing comparable has ever been seen by people," says Victor Baker, a geologist at the University of Arizona. "It's the largest flood we can document in the fossil record." At its height, he says, the water may have been 1,500 feet deep, racing along the Chuja River valley at 90 miles an hour.
An event as catastrophic as a pole shift would undoubtedly create an increase in volcanic activity. In fact, I suspect that every volcano along the “line of most movement” would have exploded. Evidence of past lava flows indicate that our current level of volcanic activity is very low, a mere whimper. In my opinion, there has been a gradual decline of activity over the last 10,000 years, as the earth’s crust has settled into its new position, and the volcanoes have slowly died down.
A shift of the crust would require some stretching and contracting due to the equatorial bulge. Any section of the crust that moved into the area of the equator would have to stretch to accommodate the bulge. On the other side of the equator, where section of the crust were moving away, there would be contraction. Distortions of this magnitude would give us the “fire” element so often part of the flood myths – volcanoes.
Evidence of a recent polar shift
Name of Volcano Location
Arenal Costa Rica
Batu Tara Indonesia
Chikurachki Kurile Is.
Cleveland Aleutian Is.
Guagua Pichincha Ecuador
Jebel al Tair Yemen
Jebel al-Tair Yemen
Lopevi S. Pacific
Mt. Erebus Antarctica
Mt. Etna Sicily
Ol Doinyo Lengai E. Africa
Poas Costa Rica
Rabaul New Britain
San Cristobal Nicaragua
Santa Maria Guatemala
Soufriere Hills West Indies
Yasur So. Pacific