38F, and slightly less than saturated. Yesterday was clear, sunny, and cool. I certainly hope it warms up today. I’ve got a ton of work to do before the end of the world.
About that. I haven’t repeated it because it was even more doom-er than usual, but now I’m seeing it again, and in a different place and it might be a real thing…even though it’s reported in Nature.
“Earth’s magnetic field, otherwise known as the geomagnetic field, is the magnetic field that extends from the Earth’s inner core out into space, where it deflects harmful radiation from the Sun.
But now something bizarre is taking place. Earth’s north magnetic pole has been rapidly shifting away from Canada and towards the Siberian Federal District, driven mostly by liquid iron churning deep within the planet’s core.
“The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move,” Nature reported.”
“”The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia,” Phil Livermore of the University of Leeds told an American Geophysical Union meeting. “The Siberian patch is winning the competition.”
In the meantime, geophysicists are trying to figure out why the magnetic field is shifting.”
“Geophysicists do note that Earth can undergo a “geomagnetic reversal,” where these magnetic poles switch sides. The last time this happened was 781,000 years ago, but it is believed to have occurred every 20,000 to 30,000 years over the last 20 million years.
Could the erratic motion of the north magnetic pole be a hint that a “geomagnetic reversal” is already underway? If so, what are the consequences for planet Earth? “
In other words, the pole is moving, a lot, and weirdly, so CLEARLY we’re all about to go extinct in a pole reversal event. I’m sure that’s it.
And hey, maybe that is what’s causing all the shifting and unrest in the world. Geopolitical unrest and change linked to changes in the magnetic field of the earth? We’d better Do Something ™, For The Children ™.
added- seriously though, it’s enough they have to fix the map. That is big, if not exactly unprecedented. I blame the US, HAARP, and Climate Change. Oh, and Trump too.