Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH
The sun could rise in the west
SCIENTISTS have warned Earth could be heading towards an extraordinary event which would see compasses point SOUTH and the sun rise in the West.
By JON AUSTIN
PUBLISHED: 05:41, Wed, Aug 12, 2015UPDATED: 10:30, Wed, Aug 12, 2015
Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will lead to the end of the human race and even have wiped out the neanderthals.
Doommongers have predicted that a swap of the magnetic poles from north to south would shift the continents so fiercely it would trigger mass earthquakes, rapid climate change, extinctions and global destruction.
Geologists have said this event has happened a number of times in Earth's history - with the last one 780,000 years ago during the stone age.
Alan Thompson, head of geomagnetism at the British Geological Survey, said during previous flips: "no worldwide shifting of continents or other planet-wide disasters occurred, as geoscientists can testify to from fossil and other records." Earthquakes aside, there is a scientific belief that as we head towards a reversal - which could be less than 1,000 years away, Earth's magnetic field could dangerously weaken leaving us at the mercy of solar storms when radiation and X-rays are ejected from the Sun towards our planet.
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