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Earth's magnetic field getting closer to flipping?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and the reason they call it weather is that it's weather, 'whether' we like it or not!
    There was an interesting article that I read years back that studies have show that most mammals become sterile in a reversed pole environment.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I have been hearing about it for years and seems it very well could be worst than the worst of our SHTF fantasies.
     
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    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    "South, to Alaska! We're going south the rush is on... way up south.... way up south... "

    I sure hope not.
     
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I'm setting my compass!! :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I think stock in Viagra will tank if the magnetic poles flip...
     
  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Watch the Ducks and Geese...................................
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that what caused all the Earth to screw up in that movie "The Road"? It was never explained but that's what I thought it was.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Be careful here folks, the Progressives will come up with some sort of magnetic field tax, or a magnetic credit exchange... Or something.
     
  11. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    I don't understand. How is capitalism and/or Bush causing this? I'm sure Diane Sawyer will fill me in soon...
     
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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Up your Kool-Aid intake and it will all be clearer!
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Who knew this cartoon would actually predict the future?

    Thundarr the Barbarian TV cartoon intro (1980) - YouTube

    But, in all seriousness, a pole flip could really screw up a lot of things for a long time. Will it happen soon or a thousand years from now? Will it be quick or drawn out? Hard to know.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure it will be quicker than they can observe. They seemed to know the sun was about to but dont think anyone even saw it happen. Will probably be over in seconds ? But who knows. About the only thing it will mess with is compass aided navigation.
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I thought this article had a good discussion of various possibilities:

    What If Earth's Magnetic Poles Flip? | Scientists Discuss the Effects of a Geomagnetic Field Reversal | LiveScience

    What and when - who knows?
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh k where is my advil :D
    I dont think the North and South poles will affect + vs - polarity of objects, but who knows. ???
    Now a beer and some ibuprofen........
     
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    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The flipping itself would mess with navigation yes,--and everything running off navigation such as satellites. The larger problem is the relationship between the various levels of atmospheric protection and the cycles of the sun. Should they coincide at the wrong point where the sun decides to belch a flare or belch no flares, messing with the status we enjoy, well--night night. Check out SuspiciousObservers on YT, he's got the serious low down.
     
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    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it will reverse everything. Next thing you know we'll have honest politicians.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LMAO... Don't you bet on that happening!
     
  20. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    This is nothing new... Ever since the discovery of "magnetic stripes" in the Atlantic Basin in the 50's (which also validated plate tectonics), we've known that the the magnetic fields reverse. The paranoid will say that we're "overdue" for another flip, but these don't occur on any predetermined periodic rate. In recent times (within the last 5 million years) the flips can occur anywhere from ever 100,000 to million years. The last flip was 780k years ago. So yes it has been a relatively long period since a flip, so it could happen tomorrow, or it could happen next year, or 100,000 years from now, or a million years from now.

    I guess maybe it takes the tin foil sites some time to learn about these scientific principles, who knows. Just wait until they realize that there is a Wolf-Rayet star (WR 104) with its pole pointed towards earth that has the chance of a gamma ray burst that could wipe out all life on Earth! Start building your lead lined gamma ray shelters now!!!!!!!