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What will be the result of a magnetic polar shift?

Asked by Strauss (22099points) 1 month ago

For years I’ve heard and read about the possibility that the earth’s magnetic field has experienced shifts in the past. I recently came across this video which briefly touches on some of the effects such a shift would have.

Do you think it’s possible? Would it be gradual or sudden?
Could it be happening right now?

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

At the least the devices that use magnetic fields will need to be recalibrated. Like compasses and what not.
Birds might not be able to migrate properly.

elbanditoroso's avatar

The poles will melt, and the equator will shift. Flooding everywhere, agriculture massively screwed up for generations.

On the other hand, great opportunities for animal evolution.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Here what NASA thinks will happen !

They say it happens all the time last one was 800,000 years ago, it could take hundreds if not thousands of years to flip.

Not much.

Zaku's avatar

@elbanditoroso Are you confusing magnetic poles with the planet’s axis of rotation?

kritiper's avatar

All polar bears will be drawn to the South Pole.

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