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  1. #1 Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to FLIP sparking chaos and mass blackouts 
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    THE Earth's magnetic poles could be about to flip, sparking chaos and making large parts of the planet uninhabitable, it has emerged.
    Experts have warned that the change is extremely likely with the magnetic field weakening by 15 per cent over 200 years.
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    The earth's magnetic fields could flip, it has been warnedAccording to an Undark report, the flip could cause "devastating streams of particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enhanced ultraviolet B rays from a radiation".
    The report warned that satellite timing systems that govern electric grids could fail, causing a ripple effect that would shut off lights, computers and phones. Even flushing the toilet could become impossible, according to the article.
    The article shared concerns from Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who warned "that parts of the planet will become uninhabitable during a reversal".
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    Well shit!!!
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    Does that mean my compass won’t work any more?

    Or will it point towards Antarctica?

    Will we need to rename North and South Dakota?
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    A brief complete reversal, known as the Laschamp event, occurred only 41,000 years ago during the last glacial period. That reversal lasted only about 440 years with the actual change of polarity lasting around 250 years. During this change the strength of the magnetic field weakened to 5% of its present strength. Brief disruptions that do not result in reversal are called geomagnetic excursions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Does that mean my compass won’t work any more?

    Or will it point towards Antarctica?

    Will we need to rename North and South Dakota?
    More importantly, will the water in my toilet turn counterclockwise on the way down?
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