Monday, January 27, 2014

Magnetosphere Weakening: Where's My Tinfoil Hat?

The January 27, 2014 Daily Mail has one of those slightly panicked articles that I have come to expect from that sort of tabloid, but there is a rather important point buried in the article:
Deep within the Earth, a fierce molten core is generating a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds. 

The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns. 

But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years. And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip....

The Earth's climate would change drastically. In fact, a recent Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions.
The study claimed that the planet is experiencing a natural period of low cloud cover due to fewer cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.

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