What would be the effects of a polar shift?

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What would be the effects of a polar shift?
« on: 16/02/2009 18:07:13 »
Finn asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What would be the effects of a polar shift if one was to occur and how would it happen?

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What would be the effects of a polar shift?
« Reply #1 on: 16/02/2009 18:57:44 »
It would happen gradually if measured by the human life-span. In geologic terms it is just an instant but we would probably not notice any drastic effects.

At present the magnetic fields are weakening in places and strengthening in others.

See the discussion in a previous thread on this site at http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=11128.0

The maps I reference at http://geomag.usgs.gov/charts/ in the above thread show the current conditions.
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What would be the effects of a polar shift?
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2009 17:02:49 »
lol its just another one of the thousands of ways we are all gonna die haha.
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