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Magnetic Flip?

 Magnetic Flip?

A just published article in the New York Times, titled Will Compasses Point South?(1), delineates how the Earth's magnetic field has been weakening over the last 150 years and may be nearing the point of a magnetic reversal.Such a flip, while not likely to be catastrophic could allow solar radiation to enter deeper into the atmosphere and also play havoc with power grids, satellites and the migratory systems of wildlife.

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/13/science/13magn.html

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