Earth's magnetic poles

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Earth's magnetic poles

Post by hope » 06 Feb 2018 21:19

THE Earth's magnectic poles could be about to flip, sparking chaos and making large parts of the planet
uninhabitable, it has emerged.

Experts have warned that the change I s extremely likely, with the magnectic field weakening by 15 per
cent over 200 years.
According to a report by online science magazine 'Undark' the flip could cause devastating streams of
particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enchanced ultraviolet B Ray's from a radiation.

The report warned that satellite systems that govern electric grids could fail, causing a ripple effect that
would shut off lights, computers and phones.
Even flushing the toilet could become impossible.

The article shared co concerns from Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space
Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who warned that parts of the planet will become
uninhabitable during a reversal.

Historically, the North and South magnectic poles have flipped every 200,000 to 300,000 years.
But the flip is now overdue- with the last change estimated to have occurred about 780,000 years ago.
Climate change also seems to be shifting the planet's geographic poles, according to National Geographic, which
noted that "we're a bit overdue for a total reversal, and some data do, in fact suggest that a geomagnetic
is imminent".

It said the flip could be 'sluggish' meaning we might be slightly protected from harmful rays for a significant
We don't what the effects will be, but it's believed the flip could cause electricity grids to go haywire - which
poses the risk of causing economic chaos around the world.


The shift would see North and South switch over on our compasses, and could mean animals that use Earth's
magnectic field for navigation could get lost during migration.
Some experts have linked pole reversals to mass extinction, because the reversal could cause dangerous
particles to rain down on the planet.

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