Saturday, February 5, 2011

Earth Pole Shift - Cause of Bird Deaths?

In Greenland they live in complete darkness for a large part of the winter. When the sun does arise for the first time each year it is a happy occasion. This usually happens on January 13th. However this year on 1/11/11, the sun rose two days earlier than was expected. Scientists have proposed a variety of reasons for the rise of the sun coming two days early this year. They offered a number of hypothetical explanations, including an illusion caused by an atmospheric effect and conflicting opinions about whether global warming might be to blame for melting along the edges of Greenland's ice sheet. The melting of Greenland’s ice caps causing the horizon to shrink down. However, the most realistic reason I have heard is this:

Of course this is from the Earth wobble, which has gotten increasingly violent and extreme. Greenland is tilted toward the sunrise, on a daily basis, due to the wobble. This is normally not noticed except during such precise measures, as the exact day when the Sun is traditionally seen during the waning winter in Greenland. To assert that the reason for this is melting ice is absurd. A simple computation would show the absurdity. More than the ice sheet would need to be removed. The curvature of the Earth would have to be altered.

Indeed the poles do shift. The Earth’s north magnetic pole has been moving at an average speed of 10 km per year. Lately it has accelerated to 40 km per year. At this rate it will exit North America and reach Siberia in a few decades.

Earth's magnetic field is changing in other ways, too: Compass needles in Africa, for instance, are drifting about 1 degree per decade. And globally the magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century. When researchers at a recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union mentioned this, many newspapers carried the story. A typical headline: "Is Earth's magnetic field collapsing?"

As remarkable as these changes sound, "they're mild compared to what Earth's magnetic field has done in the past," says University of California professor Gary Glatzmaier. Magnetic stripes around mid-ocean ridges reveal the history of Earth's magnetic field for millions of years.

It has moved from extremes of around 10 degrees east in the late 16th century to 25 degrees west early in the 19th century, and is now at around 3 degrees west. The north and south magnetic poles can and have switched places. This is called a geomagnetic reversal. The last time this last happened was about 780,000 years ago. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years. Some people think we overdue for another.

The magnetic shift is affecting runways at airports. In Tampa, Florida, the major runway at Tampa International Airport closed to allow for the signage to be changed and numeric designators at each end of the runway to be repainted. This was necessary because the Earth's magnetic poles are shifting and the numbers previously painted on the runway no longer match up with the magnetic measurements of sensitive airplane instruments. This is happening at other airports also.

Between geomagnetic reversals, the magnetic field can become quite weak and there can be chaotic turbulence in the field, which can cause weaker gaps in the magnetosphere.

These magnetic gaps or weaknesses can allow outside influences that normally would not penetrate the magnetosphere to reach deep into that magnetosphere. This has been one explanation for the bird deaths and a very plausible one at that.

In the second week of January, a report from the Russia's "Ministry for Extraordinary Situations" warned that the weakening Earth magnetosphere was allowing "poisonous space clouds" to enter deep into Earth's atmosphere where it is coming into contact with birds.

The theory is that deadly space clouds are reaching into the lower atmosphere and killing these birds in flight, after which the birds fall to the ground. The reports of the birds experiencing "blunt trauma" are likely from the birds hitting the ground.

These "space clouds" are called Noctilucent clouds, which exist at very high altitudes (roughly 50 miles) and accumulate space dust from micrometeors and other sources. Noctilucent clouds can contain the poisonous gas known as hydrogen cyanide. It is thought the hydrogen cyanide might have killed the birds.

Hydrogen Cyanide has been used as a chemical weapon and some wonder if these clouds are some kind of weather weapon experiment by HARP.  Hopefully not. This is HARP's website but they are very secretive and you will not find much available for the average citizen at their site. Scan the net for information on them if you are curious.