Government Shutdown Imperils Earth’s Magnetic Field!!!

By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Well… maybe not imperiling Earth’s magnetic field… Just delaying the release of the vital World Magnetic Model…

NEWS 09 JANUARY 2019

Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

Erratic motion of north magnetic pole forces experts to update model that aids global navigation.

Update, 9 January: The release of the World Magnetic Model has been postponed to 30 January due to the ongoing US government shutdown.

Something strange is going on at the top of the world. Earth’s north magnetic pole has been skittering away from Canada and towards Siberia, driven by liquid iron sloshing within the planet’s core. The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move.

On 15 January, they are set to update the World Magnetic Model, which describes the planet’s magnetic field and underlies all modern navigation, from the systems that steer ships at sea to Google Maps on smartphones.

The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to last until 2020 — but the magnetic field is changing so rapidly that researchers have to fix the model now. “The error is increasing all the time,” says Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Environmental Information.

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Nature

Maybe they can put Robert Mueller on the case… Looks like a clear example of Russia collusion…

Source: World Data Center for Geomagnetism/Kyoto Univ

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2 thoughts on “Government Shutdown Imperils Earth’s Magnetic Field!!!

  1. Goverment shut down has demonstrated that about 75% of the Fed gov are overgrown fat.
    With so much computerization and streamlining applied to private sector why is the Fed Gov still the odd out organization?

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  2. Yes!! And what really bugs me is that, when it’s all over, the furloughed employees (those who haven’t been working) are going to get paid just the same as those essential employees who had to do their jobs with deferred paychecks. That’s rewarding the non-essential people.

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