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#4521797 - 05/21/20 06:47 PM And now another thing to worry about  
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OK, when are we going to start getting some happy news ?

https://news.sky.com/story/earths-m...ation-is-mysteriously-weakening-11992022


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#4521798 - 05/21/20 06:51 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Inb4 the pole shift.

#4521804 - 05/21/20 07:00 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Elon needs to hurry and build that human settlement on Mars.


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#4521807 - 05/21/20 07:05 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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There's even less of a magnetic field to protect you on Mars. And, no breathable air. Not unimportant.

Earth has had multiple pole flips. None of them has sterilized the surface.

#4521813 - 05/21/20 07:47 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Chicxulub asteroid didn't sterilize the surface either.

#4521836 - 05/21/20 11:25 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Pole flip is in no way comparable to a giant killer asteroid impact. We all might get more cancer more often for two or three generations. Bad, yes,.but hardly civilization-endangering. Giant killer asteroids tend to create widespread destruction through the impact itself, a likely-to-happen global tsunami, kicking so much dust into the atmosphere as to ruin harvests for up to a decade, trigger dormant volvanos (such as the Yellowstone magma chamber), whose break-outs could then emit so much toxic gases that it flips the acidicy of the oceans, disrupting the maritime food chains as well. Insofar, a much, much deeper and more widespread damage to countless ecosystems with the disruption of food supply, and more or less immediate extinction of multiple species.
Just because two disasters are "bad" doesn't mean that they are bad on the same scale. There's bad, worse, terrible, and then there "killer asteroid bad". Beyond that, "nearby supernova", "targeted gamma ray burst", drifting cold neutron star from outer space, then nearby merger of two massive black holes. A pole flip is somewhere between "bad" and "worse", and anything above "murder asteroid" is irrelevant for mankind in its current development stage because it'd be end times, anyway.

#4521837 - 05/21/20 11:34 PM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Nothing like a friendly neighborhood gamma ray burst to brighten your day.

#4521843 - 05/22/20 12:22 AM Re: And now another thing to worry about [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Just another great reason for the SnapChat crowd to hide under their beds with their favorite trans friends, furries and/or congressional staffers.

I for one welcome our new de-magnetized space bats...oh wait...



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