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Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now
livescience.com ^ | July 08, 2014 11:29am ET | Kelly Dickerson

Posted on 07/09/2014 2:11:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.

The biggest weak spots in the magnetic field — which extends 370,000 miles (600,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface — have sprung up over the Western Hemisphere, while the field has strengthened over areas like the southern Indian Ocean, according to the magnetometers onboard the Swarm satellites — three separate satellites floating in tandem.

The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is that Earth's magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA's Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia.

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During past polarity flips there were no mass extinctions or evidence of radiation damage. Researchers think power grids and communication systems would be most at risk.

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"Such a flip is not instantaneous, but would take many hundred if not a few thousand years," Floberghagen told Live Science. "They have happened many times in the past."

Oh?

1 posted on 07/09/2014 2:11:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Wondered why I was feeling light headed....


2 posted on 07/09/2014 2:11:44 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: BenLurkin

global warming right ???


3 posted on 07/09/2014 2:12:15 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: 0bamanomics is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: BenLurkin

All these SUVs are made of metal, metal is magnetic, it is affecting earth’s magnet field...

SUVs are killing us all....


4 posted on 07/09/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: BenLurkin

From a biblical perspective, yes, the magnetic field reversed multiple times, during the time of the Flood and the aftermath.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t know how or why but this flip is connected to global warming somehow.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 2:13:51 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: BenLurkin

I still am going to claim that I lost 20 pounds.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Raycpa

You can bet it will be when the leftists get to it


8 posted on 07/09/2014 2:15:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin

Rats, I thought it would mean less gravity and I would weigh less 10 times faster. There goes my Magnetic Field Diet Weight Loss Plan


9 posted on 07/09/2014 2:15:19 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: BenLurkin

Anthropogenic Earth Magnetic Field Weakening (AEMFW) will kill us all! We have to stop using all electronic devices NOW!


10 posted on 07/09/2014 2:15:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: BenLurkin

Bush’s fault.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BenLurkin
the field has strengthened over areas like the southern Indian Ocean

MH370 didn't crash, it was sucked into space. < /tinfoil>

12 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:13 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin
During past polarity flips there were no mass extinctions or evidence of radiation damage.

Somebody doesn't like the charlatan industry very much.
13 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mountainlion

I know I certainly need to lose 20 pounds...and more.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is that why the true north/magnetic north split keeps getting worse? I remember the difference drove me crazy when I was taking LandNav courses for ground team certification for Civil Air Patrol.

CC


15 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: GeronL

Well, obviously, this calls for a tax of some kind or other. Plus regulations.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:46 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Lionheartusa1

Bush’s fault.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 2:18:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yes.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly. Pole flip. The full flip takes a LONG time in relation to our lifespans but not in geologic time.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:47 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Lorianne
If the gravity of earth begins to fail future humans will be walking hunchback to stay
below the stratos for oxygen.

BUSH'S FAULT!

20 posted on 07/09/2014 2:20:05 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Anthropogenic Earth Magnetic Field Weakening (AEMFW) will kill us all! We have to stop using all electronic devices NOW!


21 posted on 07/09/2014 2:20:13 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yes, but there must be a certain day when north becomes south and vice versa.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 2:20:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
During past polarity flips there were no mass extinctions or evidence of radiation damage. Researchers think power grids and communication systems would be most at risk.

LOL. What an absurd statement. Flipping the magnetic poles would result in mass death and radiation poisoning, but the communcation grid woudl be "most at risk." Hello! I don't think I'm going to be worried about using my cell phone if I'm dying of radiation poisoning and my family is dead.

23 posted on 07/09/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rbg81

Higher taxes will fix it. lol


24 posted on 07/09/2014 2:21:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Oops. Didn’t read that one right!


25 posted on 07/09/2014 2:21:15 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Lionheartusa1

That.

Or fracking.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 2:21:40 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: BenLurkin

All right. I admit it. It was my fault......I invented this huge machine like Cheney’s weather machine only it affects the earth’s magnetism and was playing around with it last night. .....You can lock me up.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: MrB

So the radiation from the Sun and deep space will fry all life in the future?


28 posted on 07/09/2014 2:23:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The fire comes from somewhere... many are speculating that it will be the supervolcano...

All things get burned up, then remade. See you there?


29 posted on 07/09/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GraceG

The SUVs are also so heavy we could tip into the sea.

:)


30 posted on 07/09/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: MrB

Radiation, volcanic, lightning, and others. See you on the other side!


31 posted on 07/09/2014 2:29:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

the sooner the better, this creation has gone off the rails


32 posted on 07/09/2014 2:29:49 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

So the only people to survive will be the few who wear tinfoil hats. (Worldnetdaily will keep their readers so will be the only surviving website.)


33 posted on 07/09/2014 2:30:11 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: BenLurkin

Another trillion dollars in taxes will fix it.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 2:32:18 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; BenLurkin; MaxMax

Since Obama has been in office for more than six years, I think it is time we changed it to...
DEMOCRAT VOTERS FAULT!

Maybe we could shame some of them into not voting at all during the next few election cycles.


35 posted on 07/09/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: BenLurkin

So, will this replace the Global Warming crisis which replaced the Hole in the Ozone layer, etc.???


36 posted on 07/09/2014 2:36:55 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: PastorBooks

The meek shall inherit the earth. Turns ‘meek’ is ancient Aramaic for ‘tinfoil.’ lol


37 posted on 07/09/2014 2:37:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

Well, obviously the solution is to curtail the lifestyle and freedoms enjoyed by Americans.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 2:38:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Negative, Negative. New underground cities will hide us all from the effects of Gamma Rays and Obama Rays, Pablo Reyes, and any other Rays. But, Radon might be our new neighbor.


39 posted on 07/09/2014 2:40:38 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: MrB

That would solve virtually all problems. We could probably get another billion years of useful life out of the sun.


40 posted on 07/09/2014 2:41:58 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PastorBooks
So the only people to survive will be the few who wear tinfoil hats

*laughs while shaking his head* Pastor, Pastor, Pastor...aluminum hats only protect you from the mind control rays used by NSA satellites.

41 posted on 07/09/2014 2:42:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: BenLurkin

Is this like the Earth equivalent to flipping your mattress?


42 posted on 07/09/2014 2:44:16 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Lionheartusa1

GW and Bush’s fault!


43 posted on 07/09/2014 2:44:38 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: TigersEye

I’m sure it would solve virtually all problems,

because every time there is some “crisis” or pending crisis,

that’s the solution that the “really smart people” propose -

for every single problem they encounter.


44 posted on 07/09/2014 2:46:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Pole flip

'Happens all the time in certain regions ....

45 posted on 07/09/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by mikrofon (Science BUMP)
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To: BenLurkin

The extreme cold winter still affecting us I see. . .


46 posted on 07/09/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Sirius Lee

*laughs while shaking his head* Sirius, Sirius, Sirius... aluminum hats can’t protect you from their brain inplants!

:)


47 posted on 07/09/2014 2:58:53 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Lionheartusa1

Global warming
Fracking
W
Guns
Republican control of the House

Those are the reasons.


48 posted on 07/09/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT by cizinec ( For the Republic!)
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To: BenLurkin

Must be DARPA draining the magnetic field by converting magnetic energy into electrical energy to operate all those secret underground tunnels used to transport aliens, UFO’s, Men in Black, and other pals of Dan Aykroyd.


49 posted on 07/09/2014 3:14:04 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: BenLurkin

All caused by Cell Phones!

Al Gore is selling Cell Phone credits as we speak.


50 posted on 07/09/2014 3:19:20 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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