Are we in the midst of a pole shift? Scientists are divided about this, but earth’s magnetic field has begun shifting much more rapidly than expected. Earth’s magnetic pole flips approximately every 500,000 years, and it has not shifted for 780,000 years, meaning that it’s overdue. Unknowncountry.com has previously reported the opinion of some scientists that a newpole shift isnow underway.
The American Geophysical Union has announced that Earth’s north magnetic pole is rapidly drifting away from North America towards Siberia. This may cause Alaska to lose its Northern Lights. During a pole flip, the magnetic field around the Earth, which shields us from dangerous solar radiation, weakens and may even cease to exist, which would cause majordisruptions to communications, and should there be solarflares during this time, possible serious consequences inthe form of massive power blackouts, unknown weatherphenomena and lethal radiation reaching earth’s surface.
Pole shifts are not associated with mass extinctions,however, so this is not a likely consequence of such anevent. The human world, however, with all its electrical andelectronic devices, would be vulnerable to solar activity inways that ancient life was not.
The magnetic poles are generated by liquid iron in Earth’s core and are different from the geographic poles. From studies of rock, geologists know that the magnetic poles have often migrated and even flipped in the past, but why this happens is still unknown.
Art credit: gimp-savvy.com
Hate last minute Christmas shopping? Don’t go the mall this year, get your presents send overnight from the unknowncountry.comChristmas store, where you?ll find the beautiful2006 crop circle calendar, which makes a perfect gift (and only we have it!). While they last (which won’t be long), you’ll get a 2005 calendar absolutely FREE. Hate Christmas cards? Send beautiful crop circle postcards instead?you can send the ones that are left over to your friends all year round. We have a special Christmas surprise for subscribers this year and William Henry also has a dialogue with Anne Strieber about the meaning of Christmas, which will be posted for subscribers on Dec. 23. Don’t miss this wonderful conversation about the REAL meaning of the holiday season: subscribe today!
NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.