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Global Doom: Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Collapsing

Sunday, March 29, 2015 20:03
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Global Doom: Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Collapsing

Global Doom: Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Collapsing


To those of us wondering when will the Apocalypse take place, we might have an answer. During the last 200 years, Earth’s magnetic field has weakened by 15%. This has led scientists to believe that our planet is undergoing a magnetic pole reversal.

This is a lot scarier than the name suggests as it will permanently affect life as we know it.

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The Earth is protected against cosmic rays by its magnetosphere. The magnetosphere is generated by our planet’s molten metallic core. Once every 450,000 years or so, the magnetic North and South poles shift and this process takes anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 years to complete.


During a magnetic pole reversal, the Earth’s magnetic field is weakened. This process has a severe impact on most life forms. The last geomagnetic reversal occurred 781,000 years ago and scientists believe we are due another in a relatively short period of time. The last time this happened, the magnetic field dropped to around 5% of its current intensity.

All electronic devices would be rendered unusable, effectively sending us back to the Middle Ages. Society as we know it would rapidly crumble.

The weather patterns on Earth would change drastically as storms and hurricanes would increase in intensity and frequency. Freak storms would rage all over.

There are several hypotheses that link magnetic reversals to mass extinctions.


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