Now Bogue and his colleague Jonathan Glen of the United States Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, say they have found a second example in Nevada. The lava rock suggests that in one year, Earth's magnetic field shifted by 53 degrees (Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL044286). At that rate, a full flip would take less than four years, but there could be another interpretation. "It may have been a burst of rapid acceleration that punctuated the steady movement of the field," says Bogue.
Originally posted by zooplancton
very interesting indeed.
it makes one wonder what will happen after a full shift.
will our magnetic north be different? will navigation systems change?
and of course weather.
we've already had the strangest year of weather i've ever witnessed here in northern California. if it starts to snow in san francisco, home prices will bottom as nobody will be able to drive on the streets of this hilly town.
keep this thread updated if possible. it will be interesting to see what eventually happens.
Originally posted by Snarf
it "could" mean
it "might" suggest
all words from people who don't know whats going on, but want desperately for the facts to fit the fever.
If they were truthfully following science, they'd say they don't know what it means, but further information and testing is needed
They're just 2012 whacko's who are going to be pink in the face and foot-in-mouth come 1/1/13