Earth’s magnetic north pole is rapidly moving toward Russia sparking fears that a pole shift is imminent. The north pole has picked up speed and is heading right for Siberia.
The pole is moving so far and so quickly that GPS (Global Positioning Systems) official maps had to be updated. “We know from old ships’ logs that in the past 400 years, the north magnetic pole has hung around northern Canada. Until the 1900s, it moved perhaps tens of kilometers, back and forth,” said Ciaran Beggan, a geophysicist at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, according to The Guardian.
“But in the past 50 years it started to move north, and in the past 30 years it started to accelerate away,” he said. “It went from moving at about five to 10km [ six miles] a year to 50 or 60 km [34 miles] a year today. It’s now moving rapidly towards Siberia.” This is all a bold sign that Earth’s magnetic poles are about to flip.
If the poles actually reverse, Earth’s inhabitants (humans included) would be exposed to radiation and global blackouts would occur. Historically, Earth’s North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years. However, as of right now, they haven’t flipped successfully for about 780,000 years, but the signs are there: like the magnetic north racing toward Siberia. When the poles do flip, the radiation will be the factor. Right now, the Earth’s magnetic field protects the planet from radiation, but during a pole flip, life on the planet will be exposed to high amounts of radioactive rays from the sun.
We might not know when the poles will finally complete their long-overdue switch, but we at least have the advantage of being able to prepare. Fortify yourself against radiation and store some extra food and water away. You would also be advised to prepare for widespread grid failures. (And by “widespread”, we mean global.) If you need help, we recommend a book called The Prepper’s Blueprint. It is highly effective at walking both beginners and more novice preppers through scenarios such as a pole reversal. The goal of The Prepper’s Blueprint is to help you find freedom through self-reliance, and ultimately, to get you and your family to a point where you can not only survive, but thrive, in a world that may be permanently altered.