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Washington, December 25 (ANI): A new research has determined that Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core.
Originally posted by OpTiMuS_PrImE
reply to post by RjKon
That sounds pretty pretty bad but i have no idea of the ramifications of this either need some conformations on this by some pro's.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Some species use magnetism to help migrate. This means that some species of birds, for example, could have a harder time finding their traditional routes.
Although the new research seems to back up this idea, Chulliat is skeptical whether magnetic north will eventually cross into Russia.
Originally posted by grantbeed
reply to post by ChemBreather
I'm no expert, but I think Pole Shifts happen on the sun everytime there is a Solar Maximum, the last flip being in 2001.
The next Solar Maximum should have been 2012 going by the 11yr Solar Cycle, but because the Sun has been in a huge lull, this Solar Max is now Forecast for the 1st quarter of 2013.
There was no damage on Earth during the previous Solar Pole Shift in 2001.
Here is a very informative document from 2001 (ignore the 2012 reference as this is old news)
Originally posted by Deny Arrogance
Increased magma activity could not possible contribute to polar ice melting, could it?
I'm sure it's just a coincidence.