Now that AWP is over, dg needed something else to worry about. This article explains why there is so much snow in his front yard, inches of ice on the roof and why it was a good thing to lay in a supply of canned goods.
The Earth’s northern magnetic pole was moving towards Russia at a rate of about five miles annually. That progression to the East had been happening for decades.
Suddenly, in the past decade the rate sped up. Now the magnetic pole is shifting East at a rate of 40 miles annually, an increase of 800 percent. And it continues to accelerate.
Recently, as the magnetic field fluctuates, NASA has discovered “cracks” in it. This is worrisome as it significantly affects the ionosphere, troposphere wind patterns, and atmospheric moisture. All three things have an effect on the weather.
Worse, what shields the planet from cancer-causing radiation is the magnetic field. It acts as a shield deflecting harmful ultra-violet, X-rays and other life-threatening radiation from bathing the surface of the Earth. With the field weakening and cracks emerging, the death rate from cancer could skyrocket and mutations of DNA can become rampant.
Another federal agency, NOAA, issued a report caused a flurry of panic when they predicted that mammoth superstorms in the future could wipe out most of California. The NOAA scientists said it’s a plausible scenario and would be driven by an “atmospheric river” moving water at the same rate as 50 Mississippi rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
via Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms – Salem-News.Com.
Well, how exciting.
Just one more thing to think about. Actually, one of the storm pictures looks like a whirlpool! A theme is developing.
regarding north and south poles flipping—“On average, such reversals take place every 500,000 years, but there is no discernible pattern. Flips have happened as close together as 50,000 years, though the last one was 780,000 years ago. But, as discussed at the Greenland Space Science Symposium, held in Kangerlussuaq this week, the signs are that another flip is coming soon.”
Remember, “soon” for a geologist is not the same as “soon,” like you and I think of it. “Soon” for a geologist is usually hundreds of years, isn’t it? Still, it might not be a bad idea to stock up on wool sweaters and wind breakers.
Soon=10 minutes. Maybe.
If we’re lucky, right?
yeah, could be sooner.
OMG – we are all going to die!
In the mean time, I hope to enjoy these snow thunderstorms. Twice last night I thought a bolt was going to hit the house. Power out – lighting flashes in February – this was new – interesting to see winter landscape lit by thunderstorm. Adrenaline can be fun!
and beautiful frost covered trees in the morning…
and canned food supply in basement.
And don’t forget the sunblock…
I detect in these responses the faintest note of derision. We’ll see who’s laughing when the Ice Age starts and we experience the End of the World as We Know It!!!!! 🙂
Sunblock & REM – it’s the end of the world as we know – let’s dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyFiClAzq8
And I feel Fine!
Explains why San Francisco is hovering at 80 degrees today. Very warm for too many weeks now…trees and flowers blooming bizarrely early. No rain since December. While NE is experiencing an early ICE AGE, we might be lining up for a drought in CA.