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One of the theories that has not been published in the dialog of Global Warming, is the Mayan Pole Shift Theory in which the north and south pole shift. Albert Einstein agreed that this effect is now going on, and can be responsible for Global Weather change.
The theory if correct would make all other theories moot, because they predict the Poles will shift again in 2012. If this occurs, the catastrophe that will include earthquakes, tsunamis and massive destruction could be the “End of Times”.
The end of the fifth creation of the Maya calendar is on December 23, 2012 of the Current Era (C.E.2).That would be 12-21-12, It has to do with the movement of the earths axis where all of the planets line up. It will change the tides and start massive flooding. Not necessarily the end of the world just major change in “mother nature” that could result in devastating events.
The magnetic field of the Earth has actually switched its direction many many times during Earth’s history. Although this is not completely understood, the leading theory of how it works is that Earth’s magnetic field is caused by the motion of the liquid outer core. The churning of the liquid in the outer core acts as a giant electromagnet, moving electrical charges around, in what is known as the “geomagnetic dynamo.” The rotation of the solid inner core also contributes to the magnetic field.
When a certain combination of inner and outer core motion occurs, the Earth’s magnetic field will quickly reverse. For example, lava that solidified 30,000 years ago shows that the magnetic field was in the opposite direction at that time. Evidence from the geologic record shows that this reversal could take less than 1000 or even less than 100 years. The way these reversals throughout geologic history were discovered was by looking at the seafloor. New ocean floor is created along the mid-ocean ridges. When lava along these ridges cools, its minerals harden in line with the Earth’s magnetic field. This causes the seafloor to have magnetic “stripes,” which can be measured and mapped. This is very useful for oceanographers and geologists.
One effect that may occur during a magnetic reversal is that the Earth may not be protected from charged particles streaming from the sun. These particles are called the “solar wind“, and could be dangerous to life if they reached the Earth’s surface. However, the interaction between the magnetic field and these particles deflects them around the Earth. The area around a planet (including Earth) within which the motion of charged particles is affected by the magnetic field is called the magnetosphere. The Earth’s environment extends all the way from the sun to the Earth and beyond? It is not an empty wasteland of space. Instead, near-Earth space is full of streaming particles, electromagnetic radiation, and constantly changing electric and magnetic fields. All of these things make up our magnetosphere (source for this material is from NASA)
We’ve learned that the solar wind travels past the Earth at well over 1,000,000 miles per hour. And thanks to the Earth’s magnetic field, the solar wind is stopped and deflected around the Earth so that most of it does not hit our atmosphere head on.
Sometimes the magnetosphere becomes overloaded with particles. When this happens, some particles escape through the magnetosphere and interact with atoms in the upper atmosphere, making them emit light. This is what creates the northern lights (aurora borealis) and the southern lights (aurora australis). weakened during a reversal, more of these particles will get through to the upper atmosphere. This could be a problem, but most likely the atmosphere is thick enough to protect the Earth’s surface.
Solar wind energy in our magnetosphere can also cause what are known as space plasma storms. These storms can cause communication and science satellites to fail. They can also cause damage to electric power systems on the surface of the Earth. (See picture above of damage)
A large space storm in 1989 made currents on the ground that caused a failure in the Hydro-Quebec electric power system. This prevented 6 million people in Canada and the US from having electricity for over 9 hours. The same storm caused the atmosphere to inflate and dragged the LDEF satellite to a lower orbit earlier than expected.
This phenomenon, can and does have an affect on the Earth and it’s climate. Al Gore’s theory of Global Warming blames man made co2 gases for a decrease in the Polar ice cap, and many other climatology things. He like other hucksters is peddling a disputed scientific theory that will do nothing but slow down the United States economy.
Perhaps politicians and pseudo-scientists should consider the effect of the “solar winds” on climate change, and pay a lot more attention to people like NASA who have sent people into space where they can measure the effects of the Sun on our Mother Earth!
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As far as i know, its not a theory. It actually happens, every 10000 years or so. The effects of pasts pole swaps have been observed in the orientation of magnetic elements within the earth, layers of rock on the sea bed for example have alternating alignments as said above.
We are overdue for a swap, although it may have already started. The poles don't simply ''ping'' from one side to another. They change gradually over a period of about 10-100 years iirc. Dont ask me how, im not exactly sure (if its a gradual fluctuation, or they move across the equator, etc)
Solar Flares etc occur all the time. The above example with power loss due to a space storm is just a freak coincidence and is just a result of man creating new technology. Ofcourse this wont have been observed (much) before, there was no (im thinking pre-technology) stuff aroud to be affected, and trees and rocks wont care
As for the potential global disaster, humand have been around and lived through many of these switches before... im afraid im going to have to shoot the ''End of Times'' idea in the head
Now, just need to hope that the idiot that decided to create chaos from the CERN / Black Hole incident doesnt see this thread
so... We are stuffed?
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I wouldn't put it quite so bluntly. The fact that the switching of the poles has happened before and the Earth didn't end up a scoured husk of rock seems to indicate a reasonable chance of our survival. Or at least it won't be the thing to wipe us out of existence.Originally Posted by Hive Fleet Ruina
I've never put much stock in Mayans and their calander. Just because they got lazy and didn't finish it we have all these 'end of the world' theories.
I don't really see the point of this guys argument. He seems to be saying that we should pay more attention to an event that happens once every 10,000 years or so than anything else.
Seems a rather far-reaching and near irrelevant argument to me. I mean, we can't exactly stop the magnetic fields switching, and the atmosphere does provide a lot of protection anyway. We might lose a satellite or two (which only seems to happen in conjunction with severe solar flares) but hey, just wait till it all passes and put another one up there.
I think the pole shift theroy is valid. Not going to be the end of the world, though.
awww dude, you reminded me of this, damn. I was trying to forget it after I read it a while ago.
I read quite alot into this and was pretty convinced it had signifigant scientific backing to be true. I read a couple of theories that were quite ridiculous though.
One stated that when the Earth's poles switched ( it was assumed that they did this in a split second ), it would send communications haywire and send nuclear missiles flying in all directions and eradicating life on Earth.
This was quite stupid as the poles ( as phoenix stated ) do not simply snap to a different location. The pole change is probably happening now because we are already overdue by about 3000 years.
The only thing that made me really think that all this stuff was possible was the fact that it co-incided with the mayan 'end of times' 'End Of Times' does not mean the end of everything, it simply means the end of 'our' time. It can also be said that it means 'A New Beginning'. Like a cycle, we are now reaching the end of 'our' cycle and it is about to restart, just like the Mayan Calendar.
It doesn't state exactly what happens to us, but if you believe in all the mythological stuff nothing too bad should happen, we either just get sent to an alternate reality to continue our lives, away from this dimension, or the universe is sent back in time and everything restarts and we wouldn't exist.
Seems kind of creepy that the mayans, with no advanced technology could make such an accurate prediction as to when all this stuff would happen.
The scientific theory seems plausible, with the way the Earth, ( global warming, pole shifts ) and the economy is heading. We could be heading into turmoil that we wouldn't be able to get out of. I haven't seen any official word from Nasa about the Pole Shift thing, I don't know why they are staying so hush about it. If the whole Solar Wind theory + weakend magnetic field is true, then we are indeed utterly screwed.
I think we'll just have to wait until December 21st 2012 to find out, best not to worry about it. Whatever happens, happens, and theres not much we can do about it.
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