Skip to comments.Earthís magnetic field is acting up and geologists donít know why
Posted on 01/10/2019 7:52:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
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I just hope that GPS is not a hoax.
Better check out cheech and chongs Santa and his old lady
First, that 2016 geomagnetic pulse beneath South America came at the worst possible time, just after the 2015 update to the World Magnetic Model. This meant that the magnetic field had lurched just after the latest update, in ways that planners had not anticipated. Second, the motion of the north magnetic pole made the problem worse. The pole wanders in unpredictable ways that have fascinated explorers and scientists since James Clark Ross first measured it in 1831 in the Canadian Arctic. In the mid-1990s it picked up speed, from around 15 kilometres per year to around 55 kilometres per year. By 2001, it had entered the Arctic Ocean where, in 2007, a team including Chulliat landed an aeroplane on the sea ice in an attempt to locate the pole. In 2018, the pole crossed the International Date Line into the Eastern Hemisphere. It is currently making a beeline for Siberia.
It's fascinating. The magnetic pole shifts have been continual throughout geologic time. When I was a kid, I remember a kid's news story (probably in "Weekly Reader") about the "fossil north pole" having been found in Arabia somewhere. So, wth, Pole Shift, aiiieee! Thanks BenLurkin.
It’s made sudden switches, positive north to negative south, and vice versa, many time in geologic history. I learned this back in the 70’s. The level of profound ignorance displayed in today’s media (or more likely intentional panic mongering) and among even the “scientific” press is truly astounding and depressing.
What do you make of this?
Cue Johnny from Airplane.
So let me get this straight. Scientists recognize the shifts in the magnetic poles of a dynamic planet but don’t recognize the dynamic shifts in earth’s weather patterns, insisting that any shifts in averages of temperature, rainfall etc. are obviously due to man’s impact and dire changes are necessary.
Give 'em time, they haven't dumbed down the population enough to advance the claim that there's a connection between AGW and pole shift.
You are SO FAR behind. That was what the called it yesterday. Today it's known as Catastrophic Global Magnetic Field Disruption.
Fortunately, all all Democrats know the only possible solution to this crisis.
I’ve never seen “Airplane”. And I’ve never eaten a Twinkie.
Surely, you can’t be serious.
I think of it as a giant blender where you’re making malt and there’s always a moment where a gob of vanilla ice cream slides around the blender in the milk for a while making a huge racket before finally being pulled into the blades and smoothed out....
There’s probably a big wildly irregular glob or globs of molten material down there somewhere that moves but not as fast as the more liquid stuff and no blades to smooth it all into one even consistency.
That’s as sciencey as I want to get tonight.
Great. Now I want a milkshake.
Could be the Russians. That darn Putin manipulating the poles/polls.
Stop calling me Shirley.
Gaia going through menopause.
Oh my. You must get drunk and do both together before everyone finds out you are a nerdgin.
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