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Originally posted by Phage
Originally posted by BlackProjects
If the magnetic field is breached then we are vulnerable to high energy cosmic rays which can lead to the destruction of cellular tissue..which in turn can lead to cancer. This is the same problem facing an extended trip to say Mars. In other words we could be toast
The magnetosphere does little to protect us from solar and cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere does that.
The magnetosphere helps to shield the ionosphere from the solar wind. The solar wind is not composed of high energy particles.
We have a while to go yet. Granted this is a topic of debate but to think a reversal is imminent is probably alarmist.
At present, the overall geomagnetic field is becoming weaker at a rate which would, if it continues, cause the dipole field to temporarily collapse by 3000–4000 AD
My statement did not mean to imply that that magnetosphere does not mitigate cosmic radiation. Obviously it does, but to a minor degree compared to the atmosphere. The statement was in response to the "we could be toast" claim. The temporary loss of the magnetosphere would not lead to a catastrophic rise in cancer rates.
This is something to be concerned about but it won't be a catastrophic event.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
the ice age?
I am sorry. I should have told you sooner.
Originally posted by Smokersroom
Originally posted by TheOracle
Just like I've seen in my dreams.
The Sun is going to appear much bigger, there will be chaos and people will run for cover underground ...
endgame is near my friends
Why is this kind of post tolerated now? Surely a mod should just delete this? This board has gone seriously downhill in the last two years.
Originally posted by gallifreyan medic
Naturally occured or man made?
And NO im not harping on.