Could a rapid pole shift change the fate of life on Earth?
One of the doomsday hypotheses is a cataclysmic magnetic pole shift, which would result in widespread destruction from earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods. However, according to mainstream science a pole shift doesn’t happen in a sudden way but rather in a very gradual way that can last several thousands of years.
But in 1995 a team led by geologist Scott Bogue in LA discovered lava flows at the Steens Mountain in Oregon USA that contained unusual magnetic patterns and they suggested that there had been a magnetic pole shift in Earth’s past that took place 10,000 faster than normal which is about 6 degrees per day. But as with anything that goes against mainstream science, the findings were classified as controversial and didn’t get the approval of the scientific community.
A few days ago, astronomers completely observed for the first time the magnetic cycle of another star which is known as Tau Boo located 51 light years away from Earth. It was first in 2007 when astronomers observed a flip in the magnetic field of Tau Boo. Since then to their surprise they have observed 4 pole reversals showing that the rate of a pole shift is so fast that it takes place every 1 to 2 years. If we compare this with our Sun that has a similar magnetic behaviour to Tau Boo but a cycle of approximately 22 years, the difference is huge. Scientists have no idea how this is possible and they are baffled trying to find out why.
But I couldn’t help to observe that this discovery has similarities with Scott Bogue’s discovery in 1995 about Earth’s magnetic past, showing a polar shift on Earth to have happened in a year. Even though Tau Boo and Earth are not comparable as planets, it may give clues and possibly an explanation as to whether a fast pole shift would have been possible for Earth’s past or even for Earth’s future!
By John Black