Geomagnetic Pole Reversal. Last time we underwent this sucker was 41000 years ago. Apparently the "poles" reverse themselves for any number of reasons and the north pole ends up in the south the south pole in the north (this would play hell on old Confederate and Union die hards). Last time this happened the earth's protective barriers were greatly reduced and radiation poured into or onto the planet.
This diagram explains how crazy its going to be . . . .
Apparently the shift of the pole has been taking place for awhile now and is doing so at an accelerated rate. Up until 1990 it seems to have been moving only a few kilometers. But starting about the time I took a job at Mazio's Pizza it began doubling each few years…so that now it is moving over 70 kilometers a year. Either this thing is drunk or the scientists who are measuring keep moving around…
At any case it sounds fun. This should only interrupt phone service for awhile and upset re-inactors, not too bad as the Mayans go….oh and burn all life on earth to death with solar radiation.
Tomorrow the Dens will discuss the pole shift hypothesis where the earth just roles over like a bob in the water . . . which might be a really cool ride for about 14 seconds.