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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Itisnowagain
this is becoming an increasing problem @ ATS - people like you - throwing out un-evidenced claims - then getting prissy - when people question your claim
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
This article from researches suggests it can happen very quickly as well.
Though a magnetic reversal is a major planet-wide event driven by convection in Earth’s iron core, there are no documented catastrophes associated with past reversals, despite much searching in the geologic and biologic record.
Today, however, such a reversal could potentially wreak havoc with our electrical grid, generating currents that might take it down.
And since Earth’s magnetic field protects life from energetic particles from the sun and cosmic rays, both of which can cause genetic mutations, a weakening or temporary loss of the field before a permanent reversal could increase cancer rates. The danger to life would be even greater if flips were preceded by long periods of unstable magnetic behavior.
originally posted by: ManyMasks
a reply to: UltimaRatio1
This article says they have been worried about it sine last year and that it is occurring. They have had to update GPS because of it, so with asteroids (3) and a comet passing and plenty and I mean plenty 9f hospital beds free we seem prepared and nobody is panicking..... Good job.
Ps, people laughed at me when I named my first son Sonny, they be like why Sonny you live in Scotland.
Ha who's laughing now.
Some have speculated that Earth is overdue for another magnetic field reversal - an event that hasn't happened for 780,000 years - and the North Pole's recent restlessness may be a sign of a cataclysm to come.
Livermore was skeptical. "There's no evidence" that the localized changes in the Arctic are a sign of something bigger, he said.
originally posted by: Starwise
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