Magnetic Field Anomaly: What are the implications of a field reversal?
Gizmodo- The north magnetic pole is moving 60km a year toward Russia, which means they’re stealing it. Or the Earth’s core is fluxing. Actually, nobody really knows what’s happening. I just hope it’s not a prelude to a catastrophic magnetic shift. Arnaud Chulliat – geophysicist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris – says that there’s a mysterious magnetic plume that is pushing the north pole at an increasing speed. The plume comes from deep in the Earth’s core, says Chulliat, which is believed to be made of iron, with molten rock spinning around like a dynamo. This is what creates Earth’s magnetic field. I have to admit that these theories sound a lot more logic that my theory of a malfunction in the giant sphere that powers our home planet – the one full of gargantuan unobtanium-powered machines created by Atlantis’ scientists in 20,000BC – but whatever. Meanwhile, regular scientists have evidence that the Earth’s magnetic field flips every 300,000 years. The problem here is that 780,000 years have passed since the last polarity change, which means that a new shift could be imminent. There’s proof that the field’s strength is falling down at a very fast rate over the last two hundred years, a fact that has lead some experts to believe it could disappear completely over the next 1000 years before it flips. Other researchers believe that this is just a fluctuation in the field. If the first theory finally happens, the whole process will have catastrophic consequences to human civilization and nature. Without a magnetic field, nothing will protect us against space radiation. The weather will go completely gaga, and the Sun will fry all our communications and navigation services, not to talk about all of us. At the same time, countless migrational species will get lost, affecting food chains and causing mayhem through the entire planet. Fun, huh? But fret not, my dear Earthlings, as this may not be related to the acceleration of the pole movement. The only thing we know for sure is that the magnetic north pole has been moving since 1904 northeastward at 14km a year, accelerating in 1989 until it reached its current 55-60km a year speed in 2007. Chulliat says that it’s difficult to forecast when the pole will arrive to Russia, if it finally does. Gizmodo Article
The Mystery of the alarming rise in sea animal Beachings
“In the early 1980s, a British biologist named Margaret Klinowska first noticed a correlation between where whale strandings tended to occur along the coasts of England and where magnetic lineations written into the seafloor intersect those coasts. Whales, it seems, follow these magnetic lineations during migration (see Figure 3). "If that's your game plan, and you get off track, and you follow a sharp magnetic anomaly that curves and runs into the coast, bang, you end up on the beach," says Kirschvink. Because whales are very social, if the leader makes this mistake, so does its entire pod, hence the mass strandings. If whales can run into trouble when the field is reasonably strong, what might happen to them and other creatures that rely on it if the field becomes feeble or even flips? Hans Fromme had found in Frankfurt that when he placed his European robins into a steel chamber and reduced the strength of the ambient magnetic field by a third, the birds' flutterings were no longer directional. This suggested that the birds needed the magnetic field to be a certain intensity to be of use.” – NOVA