The sixth video in our Science 360: The Truth Behind 2012 series focuses on magnetic pole reversals. Some people think a virtually instantaneous reversal of the magnetic poles on Earth could cause all kinds of havoc. What do you think? You guessed it – it’s not true. Even if there was a magnetic pole reversal, it would take tens of thousands of years to take place and it’s already happened tens of thousands of times on Earth already. Bottom line is that you don’t have to pack up the house and get on the next transport out of here. Check out this video to get the real science behind the hype.

The Truth Behind 2012: Magnetic Pole Reversal!

Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager.



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  1. One key point not mentioned was the fact that there is a gaping hole in Earth’s magnetosphere 4 times the size of Earth and we’re NOT protected (anymore) as the video claimswe are! Check the NASA site for verification…
    So any major solar storms will cause massive damage to the northern hemisphere


    Rod



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