Thursday, 15 November 2012
by T.S. Niazi
Looking at the two satellite pictures taken back in 1979 and in 2003 for the Arctic, we find a considerable erosion of the Ice Cap. However, upon closer inspection it seems that the melting of the Ice Cap is uneven along its perimeter.
In fact, when you look deeper at the area circled in red, it is clear that the ice is building towards Siberia and is moving away from Canada. At the same time, the strength of the Earth’s magnetic shield has decreased 10 percent over the past 150 years.
During the same period, the south magnetic pole, up in the geographical north, has wandered about 1,100 km (685 miles) into the Arctic Circle. “The rate of the magnetic pole’s movement has increased in the last century compared with fairly steady movement in the previous four centuries”, said Joseph Stoner and the Oregon researchers. The Oregon team examined the sediment records from several Arctic lakes. Looking at the sediment records of the Earth’s magnetic field at the time, scientists used carbon dating to track changes in the magnetic field. They found that the magnetic pole had shifted significantly in the past thousand years. It generally migrated between northern Canada and Siberia, and has occasionally moved in other directions. The rate of shift of the magnetic pole is on the increase and it seemed that in the past decade it had moved a distance close the distance it moved in the past century. Comparing the two phenomena, there seems to be a relation between the location of the magnetic pole and the location of ice building; are both moving towards Siberia in tandem? However, recent increase of global warming rate seems to cause the entire ice to melt in the coming few years.
Magnetic Pole’s Wandering in Ancient Times
Upon tracing the magnetic pole ancient movements together with documented climate conditions at ancient times, it is apparent that the closer we come to the magnetic pole, the colder it gets. Arab ancient texts speak of an abrupt climate change in ancient times. The manuscripts come from ancient texts that describe in detail a bitter cold wave that occurred between the years 900 AD and 950 AD in Arabia. Research has been brought to light by a team of scientists from the University of Extremadura. The article published describes, how in 900 AD, the territory where it is now Iraq and Syria suffered periods characterized by a very unusual cold, with thermometers even below zero..
According to Fernando Domínguez-Castro, who is carrying research at the University of Extremadura in Spain, the study has brought to light key data that better interpret the current climate change. “We were fortunate to find ancient sources of direct data that are traditionally neglected by many climate scientists” added Dominguez-Castro. Some researchers think this may presage a magnetic reversal, in which the north and south magnetic poles flip. However, this does not justify why the strength of the magnetic field is weakening. Scientists admit that there are things going on, deep beneath our feet, which they do not understand. I add to that, that there are also celestial changes going on, deep above our heads, which we need to be made aware of. Both types of changes could be inter-related and have profound consequences over life on Earth.
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Source: Planet Earth