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interesting report from National Geographic says that our magnetic North pole is rapidly (34 miles/year) moving towards Siberia. It uses very calming language to assure us that pole flips happen "all the time" and take "thousands of years" but I tend to doubt that. We have plenty of evidence of past global catastrophes and some of them relatively recent.

Also from Nat. Geo. is this article reporting that Antarctica is greening up rapidly. The mosses that miraculously survive the (reported) extreme hostile cold, previously only growing less than a millimeter/year have tripled their growth to 3 millimeters/year. The Northern most coast of Antarctica (named GREEN ISLAND) facing South America is looking like a lush and verdant paradise. It's a bit alarming to think that another reset may be imminent.

Why is there no international Arctic treaty like the international Antarctic treaty?

I just did the math presented in the first article.

"In the mid 1900s, the north magnetic pole was lumbering along at less than a hundred feet each day, adding up to less than seven miles of difference each year. But in the '90s, this started to change. By the early aughts, magnetic north was chugging along at some

34 miles each year."

The distance of the North Pole to Siberia is 2002.66 miles. Starting from 1950 to the year 2000 the pole was moving at 7 miles per year. We have an unknown rate of magnetic drift for the 1990's to 2000 but it was increasing. Since the rate of increase for that time is not given, I'll just stick to a conservative estimate of 7 miles per year.

Seven miles per year drift times 50 years equals 350 miles. By the year 2000 the drift rate was 34 miles per year. Rounding off to 20 years (2000-2020) gives us 34 miles per year times 20 years which equals 680 miles. 680 miles + 350 miles =1030 miles (over half the distance). This has taken less than 100 years, not the "thousands of years" we're assured that it takes to happen. ASSUMING the current rate of drift remains stable (which it doesn't seem to be doing) then we have right around 30 years until our North Pole is parked in Siberia. Since we don't know the rate of drift for the 90's but can deduce from the article that the rates had increased, that 30 years grace period til the next pole shift may be quite a bit shorter.

The brainiacs in charge of noticing these things have corrected for our GPS and other satellite navigation tools. (so we don't become alarmed or notice?).