In 2010, when I first heard about Gordon Michael Scallion’s prediction that Mongolia will become the new North Pole, I just laughed. I thought, “How could anyone possibly know that?” Per the title of this article, one can surmise that I am not laughing any more. There is evidence that the magnetic north pole is moving toward Mongolia.
Magnetic North Pole is different from the geographical North Pole. The geographic North Pole is the fixed, true north of the Earth’s axis. It has been stable since history (writing) began about six thousand years ago. However, the magnetic North Pole has been known to move. According to scientific measurements, the magnetic North Pole has moved 1102 kilometres (685 miles) from 1831 to 2005. That’s approximately an average of 6 kilometres per year. However, scientists in 2005 said that the North Pole was moving about 17 kilometres per year. As of 2007, scientists said that it was moving around 60 kilometres per year. As of 2011, magnetic North Pole was moving at 80 kilometres per year. Clearly the speed at which our magnetic North Pole is moving is increasing.
So, in which direction do scientists tell us that the magnetic North Pole is moving? Answer: Right toward Mongolia. In 1831, magnetic North Pole was located in Northern Canada. Since then, it has climbed toward geographic North Pole, right toward Siberia.
On January 6, 2011, Fox News reporter, Jeremy A. Kaplan, reported that Tampa International Airport was forced to re-adjust its runways due to the movement of the Earth’s magnetic fields. It was reported that the Earth’s magnetic North Pole had moved three degrees. One degree of latitude is 111 kilometres, so magnetic North Pole had moved 333 kilometres in just a few days. Woah!
Wikipedia’s article on “Magnetic North Pole” states that as of 2012, magnetic North Pole has moved from Canadian territory into Russian territory. Of course, magnetic North still has 4,000 kilometres to go before it reaches the northern border of Mongolia; and, at the current rate of speed, 80 kilometres per year, it will take 50 years for magnetic north to reach Mongolia. However, with the speed of movement increasing, it may happen sooner than one might think.
How and why does magnetic north move? Scientists think that our planet planet’s inner core is made of solid iron. Surrounding the inner core is a molten outer core. The next layer out is the mantle, which is solid but malleable, like plastic. Finally, the layer we see every day is called the crust. The Earth itself spins on its axis. The inner core spins as well, and it spins at a different rate than the outer core. This creates a dynamo effect, or convections and currents within the core. This is what creates the Earth’s magnetic field. In essence, it’s like a giant electromagnet.
Exactly how the dynamo effect changes the field isn’t widely understood. Shifts in the core’s rate of spin most likely affect the intensity of the planet’s magnetic field. For instance, the slower the rate of spin, the weaker the Earth’s magnetic field. However, for magnetic north to change location, the direction of the spin would have to change. What would cause a change of direction of the convection currents in the outer core? Only one thing could do that: an outside force. The law of inertia states that an object (or fluid) in motion will remain in that motion until acted upon by some outside force. The only forces that could act upon mother Earth are either a direct impact from a sizable meteor, or the gravitational force of some sizable cosmic body. Since we haven’t had any major meteorites impacting the Earth since history (writing) began six thousand years ago, one must conclude that there is some sizable cosmic body creating a protuberance upon our liquid outer core.
If that were true, we would also notice tides rising in certain parts of the world. Well, as a matter of fact, the tides are rising. While I was in Vietnam from 2009-2010, there was great concern about the rising Mekong Delta, due to rising sea levels, or tides. There was major flooding; and fears were that it was going to get worse. From 2009 until the present, many news agencies have reported the rising of tides at the coastal towns of countries surrounding the Indian Ocean, particularly India, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. Some climate-change-mongers have been blowing the whistle saying that this is due to global warming. However, there are other possible explanations for the phenomenon. One such explanation would include the possibility of a cosmic body coming closer to the Earth.
So-called “Planet X” has been theorized by NASA scientist to explain the protuberances upon the outer planets. However, they haven’t yet been able to spot the “Beast”. They say that by 2013, they will be able to spot the “Behemoth” planet, which is estimated to be 2 to 3 times the size of Jupiter. Could “Planet X” be the culprit of our moving magnetic North Pole? And will Mongolia be the new magnetic North Pole? Only time will tell.
On October 1st, 2012, UB Post’s journalist, Byambadorj, published an interview with Ch.Biligsaikhan. In that interview, Ch.Biligsaikhan said, “We (Mongolians) brought the idea that the North Pole was a place where most humans lived a long time ago. It seemed that that place was the best place for a human to live in. But due to extremely cold temperatures, they had to migrate.”
Clearly, the ancient Mongolians were not talking about geographic North Pole, because there is no land there. They must have been talking about the magnetic North Pole. Perhaps the North Pole is searching for the Mongolian people, who migrated away from it so many millennia ago.