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[–]Timmy 5 insightful - 9 fun5 insightful - 8 fun6 insightful - 9 fun -  (2 children)

"In the recent past, the magnetic North Pole has moved 34 miles a year toward Russia." The damn Russians are stealing the North Pole people!

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"They even hacked the North Pole!"

[–]SierraKiloBravo 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOL

[–]VantaFount 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

It moves every year. It's been moving much faster over the past few years. The poles are indeed flipping. And I don't buy their assertion that it takes "thousands of years".

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They're definitely moving, it's not entirely clear they're flipping. It looks like right now the magnetic north pole aligns with the geological north pole now more than it has in several hundred years. But the momentum of the movement does imply a pole switch is possible

[–]Vigte 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The only question I have is do they reach a certain latitude and slow down and begin to swing back - or do they continue accelerating until they "flip". Guess we're going to find out...

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At the current trajectory they could converge near Indonesia. I don't think they will flip though. Earth's magnetic field is about 85% of what it was in the 70's. As it gets weaker, will be much more vulnerable to CMEs, similar to the Carrington event.

The weaker the field, the weaker the Earth's shield.

An event such as this is theorized to have ended the last ice age. Not in decades, or years. The ice age probably end within the span of a few days, or weeks.

I'm reposting the solar induced dark age podcast. Please up-vote, because people need to know what might be coming.

Happy cataclysmic podcast... ;-)

Edit: Posted to s/Preppers:

Robert Schoch | The Solar Induced Dark Age | Aug. 29, 2018 (A legit global cataclysm may be decades away. This is not hyperbole.)

There, I Saidit!

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The shift is rapidly increasing, but if it stayed static at 34 miles per year, it'll be flipped in 365 years.

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's a good point. It's accelerating, but sometimes it slows down (also acceleration).

Also, 365 days in a year, and 365 years to flip (assuming a constant rate of angular movement)....

Coincidence?

Yes..

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

34 miles a year, wow! I wonder what will happen in a few decades now that it has all this momentum

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

My suspicion is a cataclysmic disaster. A SIDA, or Solar Induced Dark Age.

I'm not looking forward to it.

However, this would eliminate the domestic surveillance issues.

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Simply had to funvote as well for the delicious irony.

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The bright side... OF THE SUPER SOLAR BRIGHT SIDE!!!

[–]Riva 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I think the real question here is, how many tax dollars per year to stop it?;?

We can do anything apparently, including using tax dollars to stop natural cycles. So how much?

Also, can the earth identify as "cooling" if it wants to?

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think the real question here is, how many tax dollars per year to stop it?;?

This question assumes that the mechanism causing the poles to shift is on Earth. Who's to say that changes in the sun aren't driving this change?

IMO, the question is probably: How may tax dollars to change the sun; given the sun's mass is 332,946 times the mass of Earth (M⊕), or 1047 times the mass of Jupiter (MJ).

We can't out spend the sun.... :-/

[–]Zizzle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Somebody is using their critical thinking cap

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

whats the new address /zipp code?

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's still in transit.

It has a PO box, and has an admin who regularly checks it for important documents. Mostly, it receives junk mail...

[–]Zizzle 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

So let me get this straight, based on the graphic magnetic north used to be in the Canadian Arctic. So at this time a ship up in the geographic North Pole could head south toward Canada and the compass would say that they are heading north?

Is it a coincidence that it just happens to line up with true north suddenly?

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)