Magnetic pole shift

This post will be unusual because of no links, no pics. I’ve looked at many articles and they’re all speculative, from those assuring us it’s not going to happen, to it’s not going to hurt us, to dire consequences for humans.

From what I can gather, it’s happened many times before, it’s 100,000 years overdue but if it does come, it might be soon and might be much faster than the earlier ones. We know the pole is moving towards Greenland and accelerating but whether the flip happens is up in the air.

Consequences? Not a lot from the flip beyond loss of communications for some time but the greater danger appears to be a weakened field, which lets nasties in like solar winds and other space debris.

Again speculative but there were living thing wipeouts in the past. Were these due to flips? Who knows? One thing I read was oxygen loss, meaning oxygen depletion. Another was increasing tsunamis and the like.

If it does occur, it’s meant to be for 200 to 400 years, then back again. So we’ll be somewhere else by then.

13 comments for “Magnetic pole shift

  1. ivan
    January 17, 2019 at 16:12
  2. Chuckles
    January 17, 2019 at 16:38

    I can confidently predict that it will impact us at least as much as Columbus did the steam engine, mainly because it is definitely ‘worse than we thought.’

  3. Mark Matis
    January 17, 2019 at 18:39

    Have they started blaming this on Brexit yet? Surely you know that can’t be far off…

    • Distant Relative
      January 17, 2019 at 19:27

      Nah, it’ll be all Trump’s fault – Brexit’s just small potatoes! 🙂

      • Mark Matis
        January 17, 2019 at 20:32

        Not to the EU and East Pondian Media. Let me assure you they are DEADLY afraid of No Deal.

  4. Chuckles
    January 17, 2019 at 20:32

    Many people feel Brexit will be a cause of the Poles shifting.

    • January 17, 2019 at 21:15

      They already are, the Polish gal told me.

      • Chuckles
        January 17, 2019 at 21:55

        I called my dog Cauchy, ‘cos he left a residue at every pole.

      • January 18, 2019 at 00:31

        🙂

  5. Mark Matis
    January 17, 2019 at 20:40

    Not to the EU and East Pondian Media. Let me assure you they are DEADLY afraid of No Deal. They have learned from the Gilets Jaune, and are wary of what the Deplorables can do when pushed too far. And further, they remember:

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to them very late,
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy — willing to wait
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the Saxon began to hate.

    Their voices were even and low.
    Their eyes were level and straight.
    There was neither sign nor show
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the state.
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not suddently bred.
    It will not swiftly abate.
    Through the chilled years ahead,
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the Saxon began to hate.

    Apologies to Mr. Kipling. They also remember Guy Fawkes, and One Shot Paddy. And understand the consequences to them and theirs.

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