posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by Phantom28804
Ok, let me first clarify a few things, Magnetic reversal is completely separate from this theory called crustal displacement, aka pole shift. They
are two entirely separate notions, (physical poles vs magnetic poles) one of which is speculative, and the other(magnetic reversal) being a known
Magnetic reversal is actually a pretty simple idea, so the easy way to picture it is holding a magnet in either hand, when you begin to feel them
drawing to each other, that's full strength. As they draw closer and closer, think of them as getting weaker, until suddenly the snap together. This
is the reversal.
As the magnetosphere weakens over time you'll continue to see an increase in volcanic and tectonic activity. The main function of the magnetosphere
is to protect us from the suns viscous power. When the magnetosphere's protective barrier collapses during the reversal we will be left to bathe in
the sun's might. So we can expect solar radiation bombardment(this is the largest threat), a large increase in volcanic eruptions, major earthquakes,
natural nuclear explosions, oil rain, and many more phenomenon.
It's not the end of the world, but it is part of the Earth's cycle. It's also important to note that magnetic reversal is also highly linked to the
onset of ice ages.
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